Feb 13, 2016

La Place Tuna Salad

La Place Tuna Salad

By far the best tuna (salad) sandwich you’ll ever sink your teeth into. There, I’ve said it. This is the tuna salad I paid good money for when I didn’t have the recipe yet; I thought it would be far more complex. They sell this beauty over at la Place—a lunchroom in the Netherlands that belongs to a chain of stores (V&D) that recently went bankrupt. Such a shame.

Anyway, it hits all the right spots with just the right amount of tuna. Might sound crazy, but I don’t really like tuna salads that are too tuna-y, if you get what I mean.

The textures in this salad will blow you away: it’s got freshness and sweetness from the apple, zing and crunch from minced onion and fresh chives. The umami part comes from the added tomato and the dressing is so simple yet so darn effective.

Try this one, it’s a crowd pleaser.

 

Ingredients:

bread of choice
1 can tuna, drained
1/2 onion, very finely minced (2 to 3 tbsp)
1 sweet and fresh apple, finely chopped (I used Jazz)
1 tomato, washed and finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh chives
handful finely chopped iceberg lettuce
3 heaping tbsp mayonnaise (preferably Hellmann’s)
1 heaping tbsp ketchup (preferably Heinz)
good pinch of salt and pepper

 

Directions:

This could not be any simpler. Just mix the mayo with the ketchup and add a good pinch of salt and pepper. You can also add a tsp of fresh lemon juice, it’s delicious!
La Place Tuna Salad

Wash and (partly) peel the apple. I opted for Jazz apples because, well, I’m addicted to them. Finely chop them.
La Place Tuna Salad

Finely mince the onion, and I mean finely: it’ll be gross with large chunks of onion. Do the same with the (washed) tomato and chives.
La Place Tuna Salad

Put the drained tuna in a bowl. I used tuna canned in water.
La Place Tuna Salad

Add all your chopped ingredients. I like lots of onion so I go for 3 tbsp! Spoon the dressing in there as well and give it a stir.
La Place Tuna Salad

You can make the tuna salad in advance and store it in the fridge. Stir in the chopped iceberg lettuce right before serving, though.
La Place Tuna Salad

Man, I love this salad to bits.
La Place Tuna Salad

It’ll taste fantastic no matter what kind of bread you use. My personal favourites are focaccia or small ciabatta.
La Place Tuna Salad

Tip: if you’re not like me, in permanent diet-mode, and you want a one-on-one with the la Place version, you might want to double the amount of tuna and sauce in this recipe.

La Place Tuna Salad
Ingredients
    bread of choice
    1 can tuna, drained
    1/2 onion, very finely minced (2 to 3 tbsp)
    1 sweet and fresh apple, finely chopped (I used Jazz)
    1 tomato, washed and finely chopped
    2 tbsp fresh chives
    handful finely chopped iceberg lettuce
    3 heaping tbsp mayonnaise (preferably Hellmann’s)
    1 heaping tbsp ketchup (preferably Heinz)
    good pinch of salt and pepper

Directions
    Mix the mayo with the ketchup and add a good pinch of salt and pepper. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice! Wash the tomato and apple, partly peel the apple so you et a few red specks here and there, and finely chop both. Finely mince the onion and chop the chives. Put the drained tuna in a bowl, add all your chopped ingredients and the dressing and stir well. You can make this in advance and store it in the fridge. Stir in the chopped iceberg lettuce right before serving.

Meal type: Sandwich, Lunch
Servings: 2
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    20 Comments »

    1. 1

      Kay! You’re back! Fijn je weer te lezen…and a kick-ass recipe. Dankjewel! X

      Dorien Sledsens on Feb 13, 2016 @ 7:22 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Ohh heerlijk! Ik ben ook dol op het tonihnbroodje van de V&d. Ik ga het zeker uitproberen.

      Mahwish on Feb 13, 2016 @ 8:53 pm Reply
    3. 3

      Welcome back, Kay! I’ve been checking your blog for months. All the love for you from the Philippines. <3

      Jarian Acal on Feb 14, 2016 @ 3:11 am Reply
    4. 4

      Bedankt! Ja, dit recept klopt gewoon helemaal.

      Kay on Feb 14, 2016 @ 11:23 am Reply
    5. 5

      I’ve missed your posts! I love tuna salad and will try this one next time I make it!

      Holly on Feb 14, 2016 @ 4:33 pm Reply
    6. 6

      Hi, Kay! Glad to see you again. This is my tuna salad, too, (and it MUST be Hellman’s mayo) but with ketchup and lettuce added. These both sound like good additions, so thanks! I’ll try them next time.

      Deb in Indiana on Feb 14, 2016 @ 5:53 pm Reply
    7. 7

      Oh wat fijn dat je er weer bent! Tonijnbroodje van la place is gewoon het lekkerste die ik ooit heb gegeten. Zo blij dat je het recept met ons deelt.

      Kay, nog even een vraagje. Waar koop jij je Hellman’s? Echt zo jammer dat ze het recept hebben veranderd, er is gewoon iets fouts aan die smaak.

      Nour on Feb 17, 2016 @ 9:06 am Reply
    8. 8

      Wat een lief berichtje, Nour! :)

      Ik gebruik ook ‘de vieze’. Kan die andere niet meer krijgen. Baal er zo enorm van wat ze ermee gedaan hebben: ze hebben er een soort Calvé van gemaakt, maar Hellmann’s was nooit bedoeld om bij de patat te eten. Eeuwig zonde.

      Kay on Feb 17, 2016 @ 9:18 am Reply
    9. 9

      Oh, how I have missed you! Have you put out a cookbook yet? This looks so unique, will make Friday–and serve in an avocado!
      Thank you!!

      eko on Feb 24, 2016 @ 2:48 pm Reply
    10. 10

      Hooray, you’re back!

      Liana on Feb 24, 2016 @ 9:50 pm Reply
    11. 11

      Ik vond dit broodje ook altijd zo lekker, was er nooit opgekomen om ketchup door mijn tonijnsalade te doen! Heb er een hekel aan, maar als het daardoor zoals de net-te-dure La Place tonijnsalade smaakt… :)

      Kate on Feb 26, 2016 @ 7:09 pm Reply
    12. 12

      Geweldig dat je weer terug bent!
      En ook heel toepasselijk dat je La Place eer aan doet!

      Ga het gelijk maken deze week…

      Heel hartelijk dank!!

      T.

      Truus on Feb 29, 2016 @ 12:18 am Reply
    13. 13

      had one of these sandwiches today at the La Place on the 7th floor of the library in Amsterdam. Very tasty.

      richard
      grosse pointe farms, michigan

      richard on Mar 9, 2016 @ 6:40 pm Reply
    14. 14

      No Iceberg lettuce(yuck),I’ll use spinach instead.Sure looks good though.

      Jack on Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:52 pm Reply
      1. The iceberg lettuce is totally optional :)

        Kay on Apr 27, 2016 @ 2:15 pm Reply
    15. 15

      I posted some info on the Hellman issue. Sometimes I play a little with vinegar to get things right, but I hope Unilever will start selling the Amora Mayonaise de Dijon in Holland soon.

      Martijn on Jun 18, 2016 @ 9:08 am Reply
    16. 16

      Nice spread! How long will it stay fresh in the fridge?

      Martijn on Jun 18, 2016 @ 9:10 am Reply
    17. 17

      What are you saying, has V&D gone bellyup? Such a shame indeed. Looks like a heerlijk recipe, though. Bedankt!

      Clazien on Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:38 pm Reply
    18. 18

      Really nice glad you are back

      GrumpyNick on Sep 4, 2016 @ 6:57 pm Reply
    19. 19

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