My simple tuna salad sandwich with avocado, black olives and cucumber ticks all the boxes if you are looking for a quick and easy, but also tasty bite. And so healthy too! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, it really doesn’t matter the time of the day, this sandwich can be enjoyed whenever you want.
Now, the word ‘simple’ can be misleading, don’t be tricked into thinking that’s a plain boring sandwich. Oh, no! Far from that! It’s simple because preparing it is dead easy, it won’t even take you 5 minutes.
A bit of chopping, a bit of mixing, and your super amazing sandwich is ready. You can pat yourself on the back now, you’ve done great eating yummy stuff. How easy was that?! And do you know what else it’s great about making your own sandwich? It’s a lot cheaper than buying one. A tuna sandwich won’t cost you less than £3 at least.
That might not seem that expensive, but just think about it; if you are at work and get yourself a sandwich every day, that’s £15 a week at least. So we are taking £60 a month for a tasteless sandwich made with not-that-great ingredients. I know that many supermarkets have (at least here in the UK) meal deals, where you get a smallish drink and snack too, but those sandwiches are rather yucky.
So, my alternative is a lot healthier and better for your pocket. Plus you know you’ve used fresh ingredients. Another bonus point here.
How to make a tuna salad sandwich
- drain the brine, and add the tuna flakes to a bowl
- peel and slice the avocado, and add it to the bowl too together with the chopped red onion, olives, and cucumber.
- add the mayo and lemon juice, season with pepper and mix well
- serve it sandwiched between the bread of your choice
Tuna in oil or tuna in brine for tuna salad?
My tuna salad sandwich uses mayonnaise, which is rich and has added oil anyway, so I think there is no need for more oil. That would make the salad heavy, so ideally you should use tuna in brine, for a lighter, more delicious salad.
Is canned tuna good for you?
The only thing you have to watch out when you go for canned tuna, or any other canned product, it’s the sodium, which is pretty high. So adding salt to the tuna salad really is unnecessary, as it’s salty anyway. Well, unless you really love super salty stuff. But other than that, canned tuna is absolutely safe to eat, and healthy too.
What else can you add to a tuna salad sandwich?
If you don’t happen to have avocados and black olives, not to worry. It will still tastes great just with the freshness and crunchiness of the cucumber.
This really balances well the saltiness of the tuna. A great substitute is celery, it will give you the same nice crunch. Or, instead of black olives, you can use sweet corn. The tuna salad sandwich really is versatile.
As for the bread, l used ciabatta rolls, but you can use anything you like: white or wholegrain bread toast, tortilla wraps, buns, plain bagels, baguettes, etc.
See, l told you this sandwich is simple. Anyway, if you fancy something else similar, but equally delicious, try my Tuna Dip. It uses cream cheese for a creamy and smooth texture, and it’s absolutely delicious.
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Tuna Salad Sandwich with avocado, black olives and cucumber, a delicious and healthy recipe that can be enjoyed at home or as a working lunch. Filling, nutritious, and a lot tastier than any store-bought sandwich. Great as a quick healthy lunch on the go. With summer upon us, why not add it to your picnic basket? Also, a great addition to your afternoon tea party menu.
- 1 can tuna in brine (120g, 4oz)
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- 1/4 red onion
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- black pepper to taste
- 2 ciabatta rolls
- 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
Drain the canned tuna and place it into a bowl.
Add the chopped onion, cucumber, avocado and the black olives and mix well.
Add the mayo and lemon juice, mix and season with black pepper.
Slice the ciabatta rolls lengthwise and spread the tuna salad evenly between the two rolls.