Apr 15, 2010

Tuna Sandwich Revival

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Every Saturday, I run my errands, pick up around the place, pay my bills (under protest!), do some laundry and make a salad for lunch. Living la vida boring. Trite but true, I simply cannot imagine a Saturday passing by without having devoured at least one crispy bun generously slathered with either egg or tuna salad. Preferably two of ‘em. Gotta keep the engine going. Plus, it beats a Big Mac, large fries and shake with a side of guilt, right?

It’s been a while since I came up with my last tuna recipe, so it was time for something new. Something refreshing, something different yet simple enough to be made as a quick-lunch, with the emphasis on quick. And I think I found it! This was a seriously good sandwich and might just prove to be one of my favorite Tuna Sandwiches to date. That’s saying something.


1 can tuna
1 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp yogurt
1/8 tsp salt
dried Italian herbs
2 sun-dried tomatoes
1 spring onion
Greek yogurt


I thought sun-dried tomatoes would be a good match and I turned out to be right. Didn’t have them packed with oil anymore, so just popped two regular ones in boiling water for 3 minutes.
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Drain the tuna (this was tuna in water if you were wondering).
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Squeeze a little lemon juice on top because fish needs to swim. In hindsight, I could have just grabbed myself a glass of white wine.
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Add 1 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise, Hellmann’s in my case, it’s my holy grail. Spike the mayo with 1 tbsp yogurt, a pinch of salt, pepper and a sprinkling Italian herbs. Mix it all up.

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Combine the mayo mix with the drained tuna.
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Finely mince the sun-dried tomatoes and add them to the tuna as well. The tomatoes were a wonderful addition!Revived by Tuna Sandwich

Slice a spring onion in rings or half-rings.
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Now here’s where it gets a little freaky: slather the bread with thick Greek yogurt. Use low-fat is you must, or use Kwark when you’re in Holland, but trust me when I say this is so fricken good! It’s 7 kinds of crazy, I know, but I loved it. Spoon the tuna on top of the yogurt and sprinkle the spring onion on top.
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This was to die for! Flavor and texture explosion pur sang. The thick yogurt adds a wicked freshness and creaminess to the tuna salad. I had a little leftover and decided to put it on top of whole wheat crackers. Oh boy, that tasted almost even better!
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Tuna Sandwich Revival
  • 1 can tuna
    1 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise
    1 tbsp yogurt
    1/8 tsp salt
    dried Italian herbs
    2 sun-dried tomatoes
    1 spring onion
    Greek yogurt
  1. Chop 2 sun-dried tomatoes on oil or pop two regular ones in boiling water for 3 minutes before chopping them. Drain the tuna and squeeze a little lemon juice on top. Combine 1 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tbsp yogurt, a pinch of salt, pepper and a sprinkling Italian herbs and add it to the tuna along with the sun-dried tomatoes. Slice a spring onion in rings. Slather your bread of choice with thick Greek yogurt, top with the tuna and sprinkle the spring onions all over.
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    1. 1

      Hey I am the first one to leave a comment lol.
      Kay, you can even make a simple sandwich look good :).
      Never tried it with yogurt, at least that is much healthier then mayo definitely have to try this one.

      Arrisje on Apr 15, 2010 @ 1:45 pm Reply
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      I LOVE the idea of using yogurt for a sandwich. Can’t wait to try it.

      Lori on Apr 15, 2010 @ 2:03 pm Reply
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      Mmmmm. Tuna. Love it. I think every cook has a different recipe for Tuna Salad and this is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Love the combination of sun-dried tomatoes with the Italian herbs. And, I think the yoghurt would be wonderful with this. Great recipe, Kay.

      Lana from Never Enough Thyme on Apr 15, 2010 @ 2:22 pm Reply
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      Wow the sun dried tomato and tuna combo sounds aaamaaazing!!
      Kay, I really think you food blog is going to be my go-to place for meal ideas when I go to uni :)

      Wendy on Apr 15, 2010 @ 3:02 pm Reply
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      Tuna or egg salad is our Saturday special too. Kind of a tradition around here. Nothing quite hits the spot. Have never thought about using yogurt or the sun dried tomatoes but that sounds wonderful.

      Amy from She Wears Many Hats on Apr 15, 2010 @ 3:28 pm Reply
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      My son has been begging me to make these lately as we have found some edible gluten-free bread finally!! Will try this recipe soon!!

      Kath on Apr 15, 2010 @ 4:47 pm Reply
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      What a unique recipe! I like the yogurt twist you gave it.

      Maria on Apr 15, 2010 @ 5:16 pm Reply
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      I always end up making the same tuna sandwich. I’ll have to branch out and try yours. Anything with sundried tomatoes and I’m there.

      Deanna on Apr 15, 2010 @ 6:01 pm Reply
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      I’m not a tuna or egg salad fan but that bread looks delicious!  I might try this with chicken as I’m definitely a chicken salad fan.  yum!

      Janie on Apr 16, 2010 @ 11:38 pm Reply
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      The step-by-step presentation of these recipes are beautiful. Keep up the good work.

      Kevin Spacey on Apr 17, 2010 @ 12:06 am Reply
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      This is definitely a keeper!!!  I’m not a huge tuna salad fan, but I loved this!  I didn’t have any Greek yogurt, but used cream cheese as my spread.  The sun-dried tomatoes were wonderful!

      Sam on Apr 17, 2010 @ 8:29 pm Reply
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      Tasty, beautiful and easy to make. I like this recipe. Do you suppose that roasted red peppers would do in addition to or instead of the tomatoes?

      Jessica on Apr 17, 2010 @ 9:46 pm Reply
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      love the idea with the sunried tomato.

      tobias cooks! on Apr 18, 2010 @ 11:29 am Reply
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      You make a can of tuna look exquisite. Your photography is amazing! And that sandwich looks divine. I’d love to have a regular, “boring” Saturday at your house every week. Home is the best place to be. It’s never boring when you’re at home with family, eating good food and making memories! Love your blog.

      Janae on Apr 19, 2010 @ 4:25 am Reply
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      Did you make the bread, too? What kind of bread. It looks wonderful, too.

      Jodi on Apr 27, 2010 @ 11:47 pm Reply

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