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a close up shot of an open faced tuna salad sandwich, with more sandwich filling, and chips in the background

Easy Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe

a quick and easy recipe for making tuna salad sandwich
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 sandwiches
Calories 1901kcal


  • 12 oz canned tuna *see notes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder


  • In a big bowl, add canned tuna (after straining all the excess water), mayonnaise, chopped onions, chopped cucumber, salt & pepper.
  • Mix everything together.
  • The sandwich filling is ready.
  • Use this as a spread over bread for making an open faced tuna salad sandwich, or use as a filling between two slices of bread for making a regular tuna salad sandwich.
  • Tuna salad sandwich tastes even more delicious when you use toasted and buttered bread for making the sandwich.



  1. Tuna - I use Bumblebee Chunk Light Tuna in Water. I prefer this brand, because it has a milder taste, no dominant 'fishy' taste. And the chunk style means the tuna comes in very small pieces, perfect for making creamy sandwich filling, versus the solid tuna, which comes in heartier chunks, which is better for making pastas etc. Also, canned tuna packed in water, has a milder flavor and lesser calories than tuna packed in oil, and it also makes less of a mess.
  2. Mayo - I always prefer full fat mayo versus light mayo, because of the taste, and also the fact that even if the calories are cut in light mayo, in a lot of them, there are some other additives, which I don't prefer.
  3. Veggies - I have used onions and cucumbers, because that's the combination I love. You can also go with tomatoes or veggies of your choice.
  4. Seasoning - I only use salt and pepper for the base recipe, but often add additional seasoning like chilli flakes, coriander flakes etc. You can season based on your preference.

Please note: The nutrition values are best estimates provided as a courtesy. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients or brands used. If you rely on them for your specific diet and/or health issues, please consult a registered dietician or nutritionist.


Calories: 1901kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 171g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 101g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 4016mg | Potassium: 1095mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 7mg