Simple Tuna Fish Sandwich
Man oh man did I get high on KenpoX this morning.
I just LOOOOVE when that happens.
I wish it could always be like that. Working out is that much more fun when you really get in the zone and just plain have a blast. And let’s just say it’s been kind of hard to get in that zone lately…
I often wish I would love exercising just as much as I love eating. The truth is, I don’t.
I find the two are pretty similar sometimes, though.
With food, just as with exercise, you sometimes want super healthy, other times, and let’s face it we all do, you crave super greasy, junk food.
Sometimes you feel like going all out and have a very elaborate meal, other times, you have your heart set on super quick and simple and nothing else will do. That’s kind of where I am at these days.
When it comes to simple, it can’t get much easier than a tuna fish sandwich. Most of the time, though, they come loaded with so much mayonnaise, they almost fit the junk food category, especially if the tuna had been canned in oil to start with…
Of course, this version that I am giving you today is as healthy as can be, yet, comes together in the blink of an eye. And I find it tastes so much better, too!
Try it for yourself, why not? It’ll only take you a minute!
- ¼ cup 0% fat greek plain yogurt
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 tbsp Old Style whole grain mustard
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 celery rib, finely chopped
- 1 green onion, finely chopped
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 can chunk light tuna fish, in water
- 2 slices whole grain bread of your choice
- a handful of leafy greens
- Add all the ingredients except tuna in a small mixing bowl and mix until well blended. Stir in drained tuna and mix well.
- Spread mixture onto one slice of bread. Garnish with leafy greens and top with second slice of bread.
- Serve immediately
40 Comments on “Simple Tuna Fish Sandwich”
Looks delicious. And very similar to how I make mine too. Sometimes, just for something different, I’ll add some chopped up water chestnuts. I love the crunch they give with the celery too 😀
I loooove the idea of water chesnuts. They must be so fresh too! Sooo making a mental note! Thanks for the idea! 🙂
That looks DELICIOUS! Tuna sandwiches are one of my favorites.
Yum! I’m adding this to my menu for this week. And Pinning it too 🙂
Thanks Jill! Hope you like it! 🙂
Yum! What a great light summer lunch. I usually some crunchy dill pickle to my tuna and maybe a slice of creamy avocado to the sandwich. Good fats right?! 😉
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You got that one right! Avocados really are super good for you, despite their hight fat contents… Not sure about that pickle, though! 😉
pickles are so low in calories
They might be very low in calories, but they are also very high in sodium. I much prefer to use celery. It’s low cal, low sodium, and adds a lot of crunch!!! 🙂 Plus, it’s so fresh!
yum that looks delicious! you make tuna look so much better than i can.
Thanks Marci! Appreciated! 🙂
Love the photos…I too and a tuna fan, and always better on some thick, whole grain bread. I always throw in a splash of olive oil with my spread too, to add a little moisture that is missing when you boot the mayo. Isn’t Greek yogurt GREAT???!!!!
Looks great! Definitely going to try this out over one of my lunch salads this coming week! Keep up the great healthy recipes 😀
I prepared this sandwich a few days ago and it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe!
YAY! 😀 Good to hear! The pleasure is all mine!
Looks fantastic. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing!
Pleasure is all mine, Renee. Glad you like! 🙂
I love this idea and will try it this week. I hate, hate, hate mayo, but for tuna, egg, chicken salads, etc, it is a must. I have just started subbing fat free greek yogurt in place of mayo, so it was great to see this recipe, if all goes well and taste is good, I will use it for all my salad recipes!
If you’ve already started subbing greek yogourt for mayo, Michelle, I get the feeling that you will truly like it with tuna. It’s somewhat tangy taste really works superbly with tuna. Looking forward to hear your thoughts! 🙂
Just made this for lunches this week & its delicious!
Looks delicious! What kind of bread is this?
Thank you Nancy. The bread is a 9 grain integral bread that I get at my local food market. I’m pretty sure you can find something similar in your area!
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have to agree….this is better than the mayonaise version!
Real glad you liked! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂
This was a great sandwich. Thanks for the recipe.
I had come across another low calorie sandwich using low fat mayonnaise when to my horror i discovered it wasnt really that low fat since low fat mayonnaise has half a cup sugar and 2 eggs> what do u think ?
Euh… half a cup of sugar? I’ll stick with my version thank you! 😉 Glad you liked it David! 🙂
Will try this – sounds great! But have to add a few chopped kalamata olives to my tuna salad!
Oh yum! Great idea, Candi! 🙂
A month ago I was looking for something high in protein and low in calories to whip up for a sandwich for lunch for my work week. I have this as part of my diet with working out each day. This recipe is absolutely amazing.. Although I do not use the lemon juice because I do not like lemon juice. I have also switched out the tuna each week so I did not get sick of it. I have used weight watchers grilled chicken which has 31g of protein per chicken breast and I cut them up into cubes. I have also even used shrimp in place of the tuna which has 19g of protein and added 2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce and man is it amazing… I cut the shrimp up in cubes as well. I mix up a batch of 5 portions in a nice sealed container and just stir it up every day before applying it to bread and keep the sandwich on ice in my lunchbox. I am still gonna experiment with other high protein meats like steak or crab and stuff to the mix. Everything has been amazing so far. THANKS.
ALSO, the greek yogurt in place of mayo was mind blowing! Never knew.
AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing this, Derrick, it makes me real happy! Looks like you totally ran with this recipe and made it your own. 😀
What size can of tuna would I use? This seems like a lot for one sandwich.
I used a standard size can, Jeff. Notice the generous amount of tuna salad in that sandwich! 😉
Making this for my family tonight. Wish me luck!
Tastes AWESOME! Thanks!
Glad you liked, Jeremy! Thanks a bunch for letting me know! 🙂
Mmmm so easy tasty and cheap, perfect for work day lunches 😀
I really want to make this, but what size can of tuna do you use? I read all of the comments and saw you said the standard size, but I’m not sure which size that is. Is that the smaller one (5oz) or the bigger one?
The smaller one, Leanne.
Instead of celery and green onions, I used green bell pepper and used horseradish mustard.