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My Best Tuna Salad

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.

Southern Living JANUARY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Chill:1 Hour


  • 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.


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