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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 260.3
  • Total Fat: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 514.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

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Tangy Tuna Salad Sandwich

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Tangy Tuna Salad Sandwich

Introduction

I love a good sandwich, one that's so big you have to smash to fit into your mouth. This one is big on flavor, light on fat! I love a good sandwich, one that's so big you have to smash to fit into your mouth. This one is big on flavor, light on fat!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 eight inch whole wheat baguette or 8 ounces whole wheat boule
    1/2 red onion, about 1 cup, thinly sliced
    1/2 cup reduced-sodium feta cheese, crumbled
    1/2 English cucumber, about 1 1/2 cups, chopped
    3 Roma tomatoes, sliced
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped
    1/2 cup reduced-sodium tuna, packed in water, drained,

    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

Slice the bread in half horizontally, remove about 3/4 cup of the soft inside filling to create a shell. Reserve filling for later use as bread crumbs.

Combine onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and feta into a mixing bowl, toss to combine. Place vinegar and mustard into a small bowl, then whisk in oil to emulsify. Pour dressing over vegetable mixture and season with pepper. Toss to combine.

Layer the bottom half of the bread with lettuce leaves. Fill with vegetable mixture then top with tuna. Press second remaining half of bread over top to sandwich. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap, allow to stand for 10 minutes for flavors to develop and the bread to soak up some of the dressing.

Serve chilled, makes 4 wedges.






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  • 26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    Using 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 1 pouch of tuna (2.6oz), @ 2 tblsp of feta, @ 1/4 c each cucumber and tomato and @ 1 tblsp of onion, and using banana pepper rings and a bit of the liquid from the jar instead of a dressing with oil, I made a whole sandwich, big and filling, for 308 calories. - 2/28/12

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  • Very Good
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Great sandwich... but NO ONE will only eat one quarter of it.. That's insane! - 2/28/11

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Oh my, I thought this sandwich was for one person, now I see "serves four" -- I hate that!!! - 4/19/11

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  • Bad
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    The intro states "I love a good sandwich, one that's so big you have to smash to fit into your mouth" & careful reading of recipe tells you one serving size is 2 INCHES & 1/8 cup tuna... That is NOT a big sandwich. If this is an appetizer it should say so in the intro. - 1/29/13

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  • Bad
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Oh Chef Meg! You lead us on! - 7/12/11

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  • 9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Is this really supposed to be one sandwich for 4 people?
    - 2/28/11

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy sandwich! I add minced garlic and basil to the veggie mix and diced the tomatoes & onion. I have also made this using cubed baked chicken breast. - 2/28/11

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I was also going to complain about the size of the serving, but if you look at the categories, this is a sandwich appetizer, not a meal! - 4/25/11

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Please only post recipes that really feed an adult. This is ridiculous!!! STOP it. This is not realistic and doesn't satisfy. Don't put these kinds of recipes as the main link please. - 3/1/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Even if it's categorized as an appetizer, this is a tiny portion appetizer that would take up half the calories of your meal (or more). I'm giving it 3 stars just because I love tuna. - 3/1/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not sure what's going on here. Is Chef Meg showing people how to make a sandwich? The idea that this sandwich is categorized as an appetizer is hidden in the fine print TAGS at the bottom of the recipe -- how about truth in advertising and changing the title to Tangy Tuna Salad Sandwich Appetizer? - 3/1/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Same observation as most of the other raters; I'd down all four servings myself for a thousand plus calorie sandwich, but I do like the idea of lining the scooped out baguette with lettuce. - 3/1/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It sounds good and perhaps you can put it in a whole wheat pita or toasted English muffin. I really like the idea Meredith927 said, using the banana pepper juice. Maybe to make it creamier add a touch of Greek yogurt with the pepper juice and whisk. I'm going to try it... - 4/2/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks yummy. Too bad even a tiny portion of it uses up my total carb count for the entire day.

    Not much "diet" about this one. - 2/28/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Brutal! Only 2 inches of sandwich/serving?

    If I stack 2 sections on top of each other - does that count as one? :-)
    - 2/28/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Agree completely with Val! A big black eye for SparkPeople to put this up - required a carefully set up photo, so it seems you were really trying to deceive! Double boo & hiss! - 2/28/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this but found it to be a litle dry. - 2/28/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Since I am not a fan of raw onions, I think I would replace them with pepperoncini like in a greek salad. Maybe also use pita bread instead. - 5/3/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great - AND no shopping for exotic ingredients that I will only use one time! :-) - 4/19/11

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to make this.. I have made something similar, without the tuna, in pita bread in the past, using hummus as a "spread." Yummy!! - 2/28/11

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Ilove sandwiches. This one sounds ike a winner! - 2/28/11

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  • Used lettuce instead of bread - 1/18/14

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  • the picture & the reality don't mesh. I thought sandwich..I found appetizer..but sounds good till I read the calories/carbs..won't be adding this one to my cookbook. Disappointed. - 3/1/13

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  • I would put olives and capers in mine. - 3/1/13

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  • My tuna salad is better. I'll take the extra calories. - 3/1/13

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