This Tuna, Cranberry, Pecan Salad Sandwich prevents a hum-drum lunch or dinner with the addition of crunchy nuts and sweet, chewy dried fruit. Shake it up with your favorite add ins.
If you love tuna salad, serve this in a lettuce leaf for a light lunch or between your favorite bread slices for a delicious, yet substantial meal!
Tuna, Cranberry, Pecan Salad Sandwich
The hubby was in sunny Las Vegas for a meeting and I was home not having to cook our usual meat and potatoes type dinner. I can whip up desserts all day long, but it’s often drudgery to come up with meal ideas.
Grilled cheese, scrambled eggs and tuna salad are my go-to easy entrees for when I’m going solo. Adding dried cranberries for some sweetness and pecans for crunch make for an irresistible sandwich filling. And a squeeze of lemon juice added to the mayo is my secret weapon, if you love tuna salad, you must try this loaded Tuna, Cranberry, Pecan Salad Sandwich recipe.
Tips for Making a Tuna Salad Sandwich
There’s no reason not to tweak this Tuna, Cranberry, Pecan Salad Sandwich recipe to make it your very own.
- Not a fan of craisins? How about sliced seedless grapes instead?
- Nut allergy (or like my hubby “faux” nut allergy)? Leave them out, but add a bit of extra celery for some crunch.
- Are you a pickle fan? Diced sweet or dill would be terrific, and add some fresh dill if you like, too.
- Add a some lovely lettuce leaves and/or slices of fresh tomatoes to each sandwich.
- Bill would prefer his sandwich on sliced white bakery bread instead of a seedy roll, so pick out your favorite bread or rolls. I’m just thankful he will eat tuna. He begs for my tuna casserole every single Lenten season. I’d rather have this sandwich! If you’re not a tuna lover, this curried turkey salad sandwich is also fabulous. Hope you enjoy!!!
- 2 5 or 6 ounce cans good quality tuna in oil or water, drained
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1/2-1 stalk of celery, diced
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 4 hearty or seedy rolls, sliced
- Lettuce, tomatoes, optional
- Mix tuna with mayonnaise and lemon juice. Stir in shallots, celery, cranberries and pecans. Tastes and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve on rolls with lettuce and tomatoes if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 656 Total Fat: 34g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 26g Cholesterol: 46mg Sodium: 1088mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 64g