Best Tuna Sandwich

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Best Tuna Sandwich

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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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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.

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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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