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



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

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


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.

Reviews (5)

261 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 90
  • 2 star values: 64
  • 1 star values: 18
Rating: 5.0 stars
Great balance of flavors. I added green onion, which was good. Tried it on wheat, not as good. Listen to Martha... sourdough is the way to go. Thanks Martha!
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this recipe over a dozen times. It is our family favorite with my homemade, gluten-free bread. Every single item in this recipe is NECESSARY. Do not alter it — seriously. Fresh basil is an absolute must. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!
Rating: 4 stars
some really good ideas. Didn't think that the chunks of tuna will get that creamy with so little additional ingredients.
Rating: 5 stars
Yummy! Made this for a quick lunch when my friend dropped by for a visit. We both loved it!
Rating: Unrated
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.
Rating: Unrated
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!