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.

final blog signature.