My Best Tuna Salad

A truly good tuna salad sandwich is a thing of real beauty. Try this award-winning recipe and you'll be convinced that it is "the best". Chill for one hour before serving.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours


1 (9-ounce) can solid white tuna in spring water, drained and flaked
1 medium-size red apple, peeled and finely chopped
2 hard-cooked eggs, grated
1 small carrot, grated
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
12 whole wheat bread slices
6 lettuce leaves


1. Stir together first 9 ingredients. Cover and chill 1 hour.

2. Cut and discard crusts from bread slices, if desired. Spread 6 bread slices evenly with tuna salad. Top with lettuce and remaining bread slices.