Best Tuna Salad Sandwich

The secret ingredient makes this go from boring to excellent.
Tuna Salad Sandwich

tuna salad sandwichA Tuna salad sandwich always seems so bland but full of mayonnaise and other ingredients to hide the lack of tuna flavor. I believe I have found the solution to this.

Hint – even though that croissant looks great, it’s not the croissant that made this tuna salad sandwich so good.  Read on to find out my fix.

I’m not really sure exactly why tuna doesn’t have flavor anymore. Maybe people are afraid of the taste of fish, “Fish! Ew!” Perhaps their mothers gave them tuna in water because it has virtually no flavor and those children grew up with those kinds of tuna sandwiches and thought that’s the way tuna is supposed to taste. Ok, I’ll give you the lower grades of tuna don’t taste that great – except to the cat. But even the higher grade albacore that tastes great raw in sushi or charred on the grill fails miserably in a can of water. Tuna in oil is much tastier, but – oh God forbid, oil!  We have been bamboozled into thinking that fat is killing us when in fact, it’s sugar.

My philosophy is that everything is okay as long as it’s in moderation. If you’re eating 60 or 70 grams of sugar a day, yeah, your health is going to suffer.  But if you limit it to maybe 20 grams of sugar and 40 grams of fat a day, you should be good.  And, yes, it’s okay to have something sweet once in a while, and it’s okay to have something high fat once in a while, too – not just every day.

tuna salad sandwich

Tuna Salad Sandwich

The secret ingredient makes this go from boring to excellent.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings (slide to adjust): 2
Calories per serving: 204kcal


~~ -- Salad -- ~~

  • 1 5 oz can Albacore Tuna in Oil, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonaise
  • teaspoon Anchovy paste
  • 1 tablespoon Red onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Justice
  • ½ teaspoon Sunny Paris Herb Blend
  • teaspoon Aleppo pepper

~~ -- Sandwich -- ~~

  • 4 leaves Lettuce
  • 2 Croissant
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


  • Mix the salad together and let it chill for a while so the flavors to meld.
  • Cut the croissants and stuff them with the tuna salad and a few pieces of lettuce.


If you don't want even a little bit of spice, omit the Aleppo pepper.


Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 24gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 345mgFiber: 0gSugar: 1g
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About arbpen

As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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