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Martha's Favorite

Martha's Favorite Tuna Salad Sandwich

This recipe for Martha's Favorite Tuna Salad Sandwich makes a healthy meal for lunch or dinner.

  • yield: Makes 4

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces good-quality tuna, packed in oil, drained
  • 2 stalks celery, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, such as McIntosh or Gala, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise, preferably Ojai Cook's Lemonaise Light
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 slices best-quality sourdough

Variations

To make Susie Essman's favorite tuna salad sandwich, as seen on "The Martha Stewart Show," add Dijon mustard and mustard powder to the mixture.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium bowl, combine tuna, celery, apple, mayonnaise, basil, and lemon juice; mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Step 2

    On a work surface, divide tuna salad among 4 slices bread; top with remaining 4 slices bread. Serve.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2006

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Reviews (6)

  • hmshep 4 Aug, 2013

    Yummy! Made this for a quick lunch when my friend dropped by for a visit. We both loved it!

  • AMHeijnen 9 Jul, 2012

    The only thing I did different was to use good-quality tuna in water. Using fresh basil from my garden and the lemon was just outstanding--never thought to add either. Thanks for a wonderful fresh summer sandwich.

  • JennVincent 5 Oct, 2011

    In a pinch, one could substitute fat-free Miracle Whip (gasp, I know!) I did, and the result was delicious, even without celery. I put it on toasted ciabatta, which was very complimentary. Kudos on this recipe, MS team!

  • cheftb 23 Jun, 2011

    Made this in the past and added pecans and cumin. Very yummy!

  • MrsQriist 13 Jan, 2009

    I usually add horseradish, a hard-boiled egg, dill, and some chopped dill pickles and/or red pepper to my tuna salad, but I never thought to add lemon juice or apples. I'll have to try those.

  • MrsQriist 13 Jan, 2009

    I usually add horseradish, a hard-boiled egg, dill, and some chopped dill pickles and/or red pepper to my tuna salad, but I never thought to add lemon juice or apples. I'll have to try those.