Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe

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I created this tuna salad recipe when wanting to fix something different for lunch. I stuffed this tuna salad into a garden-ripened tomato. It was delicious! This would also make a wonderful tuna salad sandwich.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

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Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe:

Recipe Type: Sandwich, Diet, Seafood
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Prep time: 10 min


2 (6-ounce) cans solid white tuna, drained well*
2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons minced red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon capers, drained and minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro leaves or basil leaves
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon good-quality Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce or to taste
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

* When purchasing tuna, purchase the best grade, which is the "albacore white" tuna.


In a medium bowl, break up tuna into flakes. Add red bell pepper, red onion, garlic, capers, and cilantro or basil leaves; mix together. Blend in olive oil, lime juice, mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, Tabasco, tomatoes, salt, and pepper.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour to let flavors blend.

When ready to use, remove from refrigerator. Spread either on bread or stuff in a large tomato.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Tuna Salad - Nutritional Information

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Item Amount Fat Grams Carbohydrates Grams Calories WW Points
tuna, solid pack with water 2 (7-ounce) cans 2 0 180 11.6
bell pepper, red 2 tablespoons minced 0 .5 1 .6
onion, red 2 to 3 tablespoons minced 0 2.5 3.7 .7
garlic 1 clove 0 1 4 .6
capers 1 teaspoon 0 0 1 1
olive oil 1 teaspoon 5 4 40 1
lime juice 1 lime 0 7.1 20 1
mayonnaise, reduced fat 1/4 cup 0 2 80 3
balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon 0 .2 1.6 .5
tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup or 1 small .4 6 24 1
Recipe Totals 7.4 23.2 355.3 21

Recipe makes 6 servings.

Per Serving - 1 fat grams, 3.9 carbohydrate grams, 59.2 calories, 3.5 WW points

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