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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 108.9
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.0 mg
  • Sodium: 296.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g

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Best Tuna Sandwich

Submitted by: MDKIMIST
Best Tuna Sandwich

Introduction

I’m a big fan of tuna salad sandwiches. They’re easy and quick to make, are relatively healthy, and are equally as good as an office lunch or in a picnic basket.

There are three key ingredients at work with this version. First off is the lemon juice and zest…it gives the tuna a light, summery flavor that hits immediately. Second is the toast…if you try it straight from the bowl, it just isn’t as good; you need a warm, dry piece of bread to help the flavors burst in your mouth. Third is the cottage cheese…you don’t taste it at all, but it makes the tuna salad so rich and creamy.
I’m a big fan of tuna salad sandwiches. They’re easy and quick to make, are relatively healthy, and are equally as good as an office lunch or in a picnic basket.

There are three key ingredients at work with this version. First off is the lemon juice and zest…it gives the tuna a light, summery flavor that hits immediately. Second is the toast…if you try it straight from the bowl, it just isn’t as good; you need a warm, dry piece of bread to help the flavors burst in your mouth. Third is the cottage cheese…you don’t taste it at all, but it makes the tuna salad so rich and creamy.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 can of tuna (preferably chunk white in water, drained)
    1 tablespoon of mayo
    2 tablespoons of cottage cheese
    1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
    zest of 1 lemon
    2 scallions (green onions), chopped
    salt & pepper to taste
    toasted bread

Directions

Mix all the ingredients together and slather on the toast.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MDKIMIST.





TAGS:  Fish | Lunch | Fish Lunch |

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very good sandwich. As mentioned, 250 calories based on 2 servings (one full sandwich). Tuna is one of my favorite diet foods. I'll use this recipe often. - 6/21/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked the addition of the cottage cheese. I added shredded carrots and left out the scallions -- also forgot to add the mustard but will add that to the 2nd half which I am eating today! - 7/22/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this was easy to make (left out the onions though) and really tasty. Will make this again.
    My mix was also about 250 calories total. So I ended up eating the whole thing, and got my proteins in.lol. - 6/20/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    DELIC!! By my calculations, the entire mix comes out to a little over 250 calories (using 5 oz can tuna, 4% fat cottage cheese, regular mayo) rather than the 436 (total) indicated in this recipe. - 6/14/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really good but the calories are off..the calories the can of tuna=120cal, mayo=45cal per tablespoon, mustard=53cals per tablespoon, cottage was unknown b/c serving size was 1/2 cup for 110 i estmated 50cal and left out lemon and oinons & i came up w 268cal w/o bread which is 100cal for 2 pieces : ( - 1/2/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty sandwich, left out the scallions and dijon mustard as I didn't have any to hand, but the cild filling on hot, toasty bread was delicious and perfect for this lunctime on hot day. The cottage cheese and mayonnaise really complement eachother. - 8/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very nice.The lemon juice does give it a little zing. - 7/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like the fact that by using cottage cheese, you don't use as much mayo! I really enjoyed my sandwich. - 5/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a really delicious tuna sandwich. When you take a bite, there is a burst of several different flavors all at once. I've never tasted tuna like this before. Yum! - 3/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe for the tuna mix, but to make this honestly THE BEST TUNA SANDWICH you need to serve it on toasted Cinnamon Raisin bread (don't knock it til you try it!) I never realized how well tuna & CR bread go together, now it's the only way I eat it!! - 2/19/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just put it together and it was real good, thanks - 7/16/09

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  • This sounds just like how I make mine, apart from the cottage cheese. I'd rather eat that separately. There are things I just don't mix. But I always get compliments on mine, and enjoy my own so I'm sure I'll enjoy this :) - 9/16/12

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  • Had this recipe for lunch this week-loved it! I can't stand cottage cheese so this was a great way to sneak it in there. - 8/25/12

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  • This was my favorite comfort food as a teenager!

    Can substitute Cottage Cheese for Fat Free Ricotta or Soy
    Mozzarella Shreds!!!

    Thanks for reminding me Chef Meg! - 8/21/12

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  • I always eat Tuna with cottage cheese only way to go and always with toast when I do not have it in my salad. I mostly have it in salad.Today it was in salad but I did not put the lemon in it I will try that kind a few days. i want a fresh lemon to use. - 8/19/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. - 8/19/12

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  • I make a similar sandwich . I thought I was the only one to put lemon juice in my tuna. have you ever tried adding celery salt? - 8/17/12

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  • Not only was this delicious it was filling and satisfying. Love the cottage cheese! Still not convinced this includes bread in the serving calories...can someone confirm? Thanks. - 6/24/10

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  • YUMMYYY! - 6/17/10

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  • terrific! i make it all the time now . . . tuna just isn't the same plain anymore. - 1/14/10

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  • very good. i never would have thought of it. - 1/5/10

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  • AM A REAL TUNA LOVER AS WELL. i RECENTLY READ THEIR IS A HUGE AMOUNT OF MERCURY IN TUNA AND SHOUD BE EATEN ONLY ONCE A WEEK OR SO. aNYONE ELSE READ THIS? - 8/12/09

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  • i love sandwiches too - 7/25/09

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  • I haven't tried it yet but love tuna sandwiches so nice t0 have something different to try - 7/21/09

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