Tuna Salad Sandwiches

I love old fashioned diners. You know, the kind that used to line Route 66 more commonly known as greasy spoons. One of my favorite lunch time meals is a good old tuna salad sandwich on grilled sourdough toast. Since I can't seem to find them anymore, here's my version which I'll admit has a west coast flair, but it is still on of my very favorites.


tuna salad sandwiches with Sweet and Sour Tomatoes & Snow Peas
2 cans solid white albacore tuna, drained
1 rib celery, minced
2 green onions, sliced thin
3 sweet pickles, finely chopped
1/8-1/4 cup mayonnaise
salt & pepper
tomato slices
juice of 1 lemon
fresh croissants**
jack cheese (optional)
sliced avocado (optional)
  • Drain tuna very well.
  • Mince celery, slice green onions and chop sweet pickles.
  • Toss all together and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add mayonnaise as need to desired consistency.
  • Slice open croissants*
  • Put a slice of tomato on the bottom.
  • Add a heaping scoop tuna salad.
  • Add a thin slice of jack cheese.
  • Place a thin slice of avocado on top of cheese. If you can't find a good firm, but ripe avocado just mush it up with a little lemon juice, salt and pepper and it tastes great.
**If you can't get fresh croissants (like I normally can't here) any fresh, soft bakery bun is a good substitute. This time I found these great "SQUARE" croissants which are great for sandwiches.
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5 comments:

Sara said...

I think my husband would like this! :) Thank you for sharing- I'm always looking for new ideas for his lunches.

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like everything you need for a perfect tuna salad sandwich.

jenjen said...

What a wonderful sandwich. When we got to a deli I get either a tuna salad or chicken salad. I just love those!

XOXO
Jen

Mimi said...

Looks fantastic, except for the avacado. I tuna salad sandwich sounds really good right now!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Our son is all smiles with tuna, avocado and croissants. It's one of his favorite sandwiches.