I have fond memories of eating tuna sandwiches as a kid. Now that I’m a big girl, I like them, even more, when I add what I consider to be the perfect amount of herbs and seasoning. This is my favorite tuna salad recipe I eat almost every day on my sandwich. There are lots of ingredients you could add such as finely chopped vegetables and other strong flavors. But I love to keep it simple and anti-inflammatory and easily digestible. My recipe includes tuna, your favorite mayo, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. It’s that simple, and I can’t wait for you to try it!
Why You’ll Love This Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe:
- It’s simple and only requires a few ingredients.
- It’s easy to make a large batch you can store in the fridge.
- The same recipe can be used on a sandwich or lettuce wrap.
How Do You Make My Tuna Salad Sandwich Mix?
Step 1. Shred the Tuna
I like to use six cans of white Albacore tuna because the batch perfectly fits inside my favorite 40 oz glass food storage container. You can start by opening the cans and draining the excess water. Then proceed to break apart the tuna chunks until there are no large pieces into a medium size bowl. I love using these inexpensive stainless steel mixing bowls. I have found scraping the tuna out of the cans by hand to be the most effective and time-saving method.
Step 2. Add the Mayonnaise
You can use your mayo of choice. I like using my homemade mayo with extra light olive oil for optimal nutrition. I begin by adding 1/2 cup of mayonnaise to the shredded tuna. You can always add more mayo later if you determine 1/2 cup isn’t enough for your preference.
Step 3. Add the Seasonings
Add your seasonings to the top of the pile of mayo, including garlic powder, onion powder, salt, dried parsley, and dried dill. I gently mix the seasonings into the mayo and then mix it thoroughly with the tuna. You can certainly use fresh herbs instead of dried ones if you prefer.
Step 4. Assemble Your Tuna Salad Sandwich
Now it’s your turn to build your favorite tuna salad sandwich. I like to begin by spreading mayo on both pieces of my whole wheat bread. Then I add two big spoonfuls of my tuna salad to one side. Next, I add fresh, homegrown alfalfa sprouts to the other slide of bread. Then I add several leaves of green leafy lettuce topped with a slice of baby swiss cheese. I can’t wait for you to try it! I always get a big smile as I anticipate biting into this fresh, simple tuna salad sandwich.
Step 5. Store The Extra Tuna Salad
Spoon the remaining tuna salad into an air-tight container and store it in the fridge.
Tuna Salad Sandwich Mix
- 6 cans albacore tuna no salt added
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise add more if needed
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- Drain the water from the cans of tuna.
- Shred the tuna by hand in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise.
- Add the seasonings.
- Gently stir the seasonings into the mayonnaise. Then stir all the ingredients well with the tuna.
- Spoon onto your sandwich, salad or wrap.
- Store the remaining tuna in an airtight container in the fridge.
Best tuna salad recipe! It tastes amazing with your homemade mayonnaise!