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Awesome Tuna Sandwich Recipe

Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking, and she likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Awesome Tuna Sandwich

Awesome Tuna Sandwich

Working for many years in German Cafeterias, taught me a lot of knowledge not only in how to politely and correctly served the people, but also how to bake cakes and make sandwiches. Though the job was a bit stressful, I enjoyed it as it was one way of getting to know other people in different nationalities like Dutch, Italians, Polish, Croatians, Turks and of course Germans. It was another family for me at work as me and my co-workers enjoyed our companies and learned from each others languages, customs and traditions.

Things needed:

  • Egg boiler or kettle
  • Spreading knife
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Bowl
  • Plate
  • Fork

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

Serves for 2 persons



  • 1 can Tuna, flakes
  • 4 slices White bread or whole wheat bread
  • 2 pieces Lettuce, leaves
  • 2 pieces Tomatoes, slices
  • 2 pieces Eggs, hard boiled and cut into cubes
  • Remoulade or Miracle Whip, for spreading
  • 1 small can or fresh orange or mandarine (tangerine), segmented, deseeded and cut into cubes
  • salt, to taste
  • white pepper, to taste
  • butter or margarine, for spreading
  • parsley

Some Health Benefits Of:

  • Tuna has a lot of protein and minerals like magnesium, selenium and potassium.
  • It contains Omega 3 fatty acids which is good for our hearts and our eyes.
  • It prevents cancer like ovarian and pancreatic cancer.

Sandwich Knife

Step by Step

  1. Open the can of tuna flakes. Discard the water or oil. Put it in a bowl. Add the miracle whip or remoulade. Mix well with a fork.
  2. Boil the eggs hard in an egg boiler or a kettle. Peel off the hard boiled eggs and slice them to cubes. Add to the tuna flakes mixture. Add salt and pepper and taste the mixture according to your taste. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  3. Meanwhile, wash the lettuce and the tomatoes. Pat the lettuce dry and slice the tomatoes thinly.
  4. If you have bought a fresh mandarine or orange, peel off the skin and cut the segments (discard the seeds) of the fruit into cubes. If you have bought the canned mandarine or orange, you only have to cut them into cubes. Then add these cubes to the tuna flakes mixture. Mix well.
  5. Spread the butter or margarine to one side of the bread. Put lettuce leaves on top. Then spread the tuna flakes mixture on top of the lettuce. Arrange tomato slices on top and spread salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add a few slices of oranges and washed sprigs of parsley on top, then cover the sandwich with another piece of buttered bread. Make the same tuna sandwich with the rest of the bread. Boun Apetit!
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Awesome tuna sandwich with white bread.

Awesome tuna sandwich with white bread.


There are many ways in making awesome tuna sandwiches. You only have to be creative in creating this sandwich.

  • You can make this sandwich with rye bread, whole wheat bread, baguette, croissant and bagel.
  • You can use romaine salad instead of lettuce.
  • Add gherkins or cucumber slices.
  • You can substitute mayonnaise with yogurt or miracle whip.
  • If you like, you can add sliced onions, garlic, parsley or spring onions.

It´s up to you how you´ll create your awesome tuna sandwich, but then, why not try this recipe first?

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Boiling The Eggs

© 2013 Thelma Alberts

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Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 21, 2015:

I´m glad you do peachpurple. Thanks for your visit. Have a nice rest of the week.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 21, 2015:

i love tuna sandwiches, very easy to prepare and love those mayo

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on August 20, 2014:

Hi Benie! Yes, you can try this. Thanks for your dropping by.

Bienvenida Watson from Philippines on August 17, 2014:

Looking through your post and came across this, I will try this.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 19, 2014:

Yes, you can rebeccamealey. I hope you will like it. Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice day!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on March 17, 2014:

Yum! I must try the mandarin oranges next time I make tuna. Thanks!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on August 02, 2013:

Thank you BkCreative for your visit. Yep, it sometimes get boring eating the same sandwich that´s why I keep on tweaking in making sandwiches. Enjoy your tuna sandwich. Bon Apetit!!

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on August 01, 2013:

Wonderful. I just got some tuna - it's been awhile because it does get boring. But this really looks great. Will do...and yum and yay! Thanks!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on July 07, 2013:

Hi Rajan! I hope you will like the tuna sandwich. Enjoy making and savouring it. Thanks for dropping by;-)

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 05, 2013:

I've never tried a tuna sandwich maybe it's about time to give it a try.

Voted up and interesting. The sandwich looks so inviting.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on July 03, 2013:

It's great to know about that Kathryn. I have not tried raw spinach yet in my salads or my sandwiches. It was always in stir fry or soups. I have to try that at home. Thanks for coming back. Have a nice day!

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on July 02, 2013:

Thelma, yes, I used raw spinach. In the U.S., we use (raw) spinach in tossed salads commonly. It has a different taste and texture than cooked, but it tastes good, and is very healthy.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on July 02, 2013:

Hi Careermommy! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll try this recipe in the future. It would be nice to know how you will like it. Have a nice week!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on July 02, 2013:

Hi Kathryn, sorry to reply this late. I'm in Amsterdam visiting my relatives and I'm using my niece laptop to catch up a bit in HP. I'm glad you tried and liked this sandwich with a bit of a change. I'll try what you have made. Was the spinach raw? If it is, I did not know that you can eat raw spinach. Thanks for your visit and for the sharing. Have a great week!

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on June 28, 2013:

Very interesting twist with the oranges, however it looks unique but yummy at the same time. I love tuna and this recipe seems right up my alley.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on June 28, 2013:

Thelma, here's an update: I just made this tuna sandwich for lunch, and I am very satisfied and happy. I love tuna sandwiches anyway, but this version is fantastic! I'm so glad I tried it. The only difference with mine is that I used Oat Nut bread, and spinach instead of lettuce. I even cut it in a triangle, instead of my usual rectangle cut. It looks fancier, and reminds me of when my aunt used to make me a sandwich when I was a kid. Thanks again for sharing this with us.

This time I am going to share this!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 13, 2013:

Hello Sarah Bello. I hope you´ll try this tuna sandwich with mandarine or orange slices. It´s a change for our usual tuna sandwich. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 13, 2013:

I love tuna sandwich, too. The oranges or mandarine slices make tuna sandwich special. I hope you´ll like it Kathryn. Boun Apetit!!!

Sarah Bello on June 13, 2013:

We like tuna sandwich. My hubby and my kids love this so much.Thank you for this recipes. Godbless.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on June 13, 2013:

I love tuna sandwiches, but I have never tried it with mandarins in it! I'm going to make this soon, because the combination of flavors sound great! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 25, 2013:

You will be surprise how yummy tuna sandwich is with oranges. But you see, it's a matter of taste. I hope you'll like it, Victoria. Thanks for stopping by and for voting 5 stars;-)

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on April 23, 2013:

I love tuna sandwiches, but I've never thought to put oranges with tuna. I really want to try it, though. Voted up, and I gave you five stars! :-)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 23, 2013:

Thank you peachpurple. Of course you can try this recipe and let me know how you like it;-) Have a great day.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 21, 2013:

i love your tuna recipe. Looks delicious and awesome.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 06, 2013:

That´s great vespawoolf. Wheat bread tuna sandwich with fresh mandarines and romaine lettuce is yummy. You make me hungry now. Well, enjoy your sandwich;-)

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on March 05, 2013:

Wow, this sounds delicious! We can get fresh mandarines here and they're just coming in season, so I look forward to trying this myself. I will probably serve it on wheat bread with romaine lettuce. Thanks!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 02, 2013:

You´re welcome torrilynn. Have a good apetite for this tuna sandwich. Enjoy! Have a happy weekend!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 02, 2013:

Enjoy your tuna sandwich Prasetio. I hope you´ll like it. Have a nice weekend!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 02, 2013:

Hi livingsta,

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing and pinning this recipe. I appreciate that. Have a lovely weekend!

torrilynn on March 02, 2013:

Hi Thelma,

thanks for this really quick and

easy way to make a tuna sandwich.

thanks again and voted up.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on March 02, 2013:

Wow...I love the recipe and I can't wait to make it soon. You make me hungry, my friend. Voted up!


livingsta from United Kingdom on March 02, 2013:

Easy and healthy recipe. Thank you for sharing this.

Voted up, sharing and pinning!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on February 27, 2013:

Hi Movie Master, how are you keeping? Tuna is one of my favorite foods, too. I can´t have enough of this food and I try to create different variations for a change. Thanks for stopping by.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on February 27, 2013:

Hi Thelma, I loved the mouth watering pictures!

Tuna is one of my favourite foods, I shall have to try this recipe thank you.

Voted up

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on February 26, 2013:

Thanks DDE for stopping by. Yes, yogurt is healthier than mayonnaise. Have a lovely day!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 26, 2013:

A healthy meal, with yogurt, instead of mayonnaise such a lovely idea.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on February 12, 2013:

Yes, you can use yoghurt instead of mayonnaise. It is healthier than mayonnaise. I hope you´ll like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on February 12, 2013:

Ah! Thanks for the tip. Haven't thought of using natural yoghurt for this, Thelma. Tuna's my favorite sandwich! Thanks for sharing! Passing round.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on February 07, 2013:

Ýou´re welcome randomcreative. I hope you will like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 07, 2013:

I have never had tuna with oranges, but now I'm curious to give it a try! Thanks for the great unique recipe.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on February 06, 2013:

Hi Billy! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your awesome tuna sandwich. Have a great day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on February 06, 2013:

Hahaha... That´s what I like here in HP. Not only that I get to know interesting, intelligent, loveble and kind people, I learned a lot of new words as well. I never heard of plebian before that I have to search it in google. Awesome! Posh word. I never thought about the negativity of this word.

As of this recipe, yep, this orange slices make the sandwich more yummy. Thanks for stopping by, drbj. Have a lovely day;-)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 06, 2013:

That looks great! I love tuna sandwiches and now it looks like I'll have to make one of these and try it. Thanks for the great idea.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on February 06, 2013:

Before I read this article, Thelma, I thought tuna fish? It's so plebian. How can you make this sandwich original? Then I saw the orange slices. Now that a great tangy idea.

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