The BEST Tuna Sandwich OF ALL TIME

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Introduction: The BEST Tuna Sandwich OF ALL TIME

My girlfriend and I really like sandwiches. We go around our city discovering new sandwich places (well... pre corona) and new flavors...

This one is the sandwich we used to eat it when we had lunch together in college.

We hope you like it, it is very easy to make but the sauce gives its special flavor.

Prep time: about 15 minutes

Supplies

For 2 big sandwiches or 4 smaller ones:

  • Ciabatta bread
  • A can of chunk light Tuna (in water)
  • 1 large avocado
  • 12 units of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp of pesto sauce
  • 4 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 2 pickles
  • Mixed greens (about 2 handfuls)

Equipment:

  • Food processor

Step 1: Prepare the Sauce

As we said before, this is the star of the sandwich and what makes it special.

First, put the sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl and pour boiling water until they are completely submerged. Let them rehydrate for about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain the tomatoes and reserve the water.

In a food processor, process the hydrated tomatoes with the pesto. Gradually add about 2tbsp of the reserved water, until you get a sauce like the one in the last picture. Feel free to add more if needed.

Step 2: Prepare the Tuna

Drain the water from the tuna can, and pour all the tuna in a small bowl.

With a fork, break down the large chunks of tuna. Add 4tbsp of mayo and mix evenly. Like the sauce, you can add more mayo if you feel it's needed... It doesn't matter if you taste it beforehand :P

Pro tip: for a more gourmet experience, use garlic mayo (alioli).

Step 3: Prepare the Rest of the Ingredients

  • Bake the bread for about 10 minutes at 200°C (400°F) or until it's nicely toasted and crisp on the outside.
  • Cut the pickles and the avocado in slices as thick as you like :P
  • Cut the mixed greens if there are any big leaves.

Step 4: Assemble the Sandwiches

  • Cut the bread in half. Remove the bread crumb from the top layer (this makes the perfect space to hold your tuna).
  • Over the lower half, spread the pesto/tomato sauce. Place over some sliced pickles, and a quarter of the avocado (if making two large sandwich use half avocado in each instead).
  • Over the other half, spread the tuna paste and add some mixed greens
  • Close the sandwich

Step 5: Serving and Time to Eat!

Serve your sandwiches while the bread is still warm and crunchy! We recommend to add some potato fries or chips on the side and it's time to eat!

We hope you enjoy this sandwich as much as we do. It is really easy to make and can be prepared for any occasion. We also made changes in some of them, like replacing the tuna with hummus or adding some cherry tomatoes... Baking or cooking is more fun experimenting.

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    11 Comments

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    shalnachywyt
    shalnachywyt

    Question 1 year ago

    Where's the olives? Where's the onions?
    Best tuna sandwich I ever ate was from a little old Polish lady in Philadelphia who had a food cart on 12th and Sansom where she sold sandwiches. Then there was this place on 7th and Market Streets called "Hunger!" that had tuna sandwiches where they topped the sandwich with any kind of cheese you liked and then stuck it under the broiler for a few minutes. Yummy! Was addicted to that!
    One of the reasons I make my own sandwiches now is because down here in TN they put pickle relish in everything and ruin the sandwich! Can't stand pickle relish in tuna or egg sandwiches. Pickles on the side are okay, but not in with the tuna.
    Now avocado on the sandwich is a new one for me but sounds really good, as does the lettuce. I'd also add some roasted red peppers! :)

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    felipeaguayob
    felipeaguayob

    Answer 1 year ago

    That sandwich sounds great! I love cheese haha.
    Onions and olives can be a great addition. I'm thinking of the olives on the pesto/tomato sauce and the onions with the tuna... will definitely try that

    Avocado in sandwiches are very popular here in Chile :) everybody likes avocado here

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    shalnachywyt
    shalnachywyt

    Reply 1 year ago

    I think tuna sandwiches can be made in a zillion ways, sort of like chili, or borsch. :)

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    peter.kocsis.77964

    Best tuna sandwich? Replace the tuna with steak and bacon! Now we have a sandwich! I’ll have to try your recipe before condemning it!

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    felipeaguayob
    felipeaguayob

    Reply 1 year ago

    I think maybe the steak can overshadow the other ingredients. But definitely try that! sandwiches are all about making new combinations and coming up with new flavors :) (edit: now that I think about it, that's what cooking is all about :P)

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    I'm not much of a tuna fan, but this looks FANTASTIC. Thanks for the recipe!

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    felipeaguayob
    felipeaguayob

    Reply 1 year ago

    Haha, thanks!! Try to add the pesto/tomato sauce into other sandwiches... It is SO good :D

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    nichols310
    nichols310

    Reply 1 year ago

    Use chunk chicken in water instead of tuna. That is what I do as I can't eat tuna.

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    hammer39
    hammer39

    1 year ago

    Looks like a great sandwich. Try a 1/2 tsp. Of fresh pepper an 1/2 tsp. of celery salt in the tuna. It really boost the flavor.

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    Patterner
    Patterner

    1 year ago

    What about cutting the bread and put it back in the oven for a bit? It makes it harder to get a soggy sandwich.

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    felipeaguayob
    felipeaguayob

    Reply 1 year ago

    Yes! that is perfect if you plan to eat the sandwich later :)