When I first had a tuna fish salad sandwiches out, it didn’t have egg in it. I soon realized eggs were not normally added to tuna fish salad. I wondered if it was just something common to the South, but when I searched online, tuna fish sandwiches don’t list eggs as and ingredient.
My mother always added boiled eggs to her tuna fish sandwiches and this is my take on her recipe.
- Tuna and Egg Salad
- 2 hard boiled eggs, diced
- 1 5 ounce can of water packed tuna fish, drained
- 1/2 dill pickle, diced
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced (low FODMAP – only use the scallion greens)
- 2 to 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise (see notes)
- 8 to 10 olives, diced (optional)
- 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 slices of bread for sandwiches
- Lettuce (optional)
- Tomato, sliced (optional)
Can opener, cutting board, knife, medium bowl
- Tuna and Egg Salad
- Put the diced eggs, drained tuna fish, dill pickle, celery, scallions, olives, and capers in the bowl.
- Stir and break up the canned tuna fish. Add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and stir it in.
- Taste to see if you want more mayonnaise. If so, add it.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. With the olives and capers, you may not need any salt.
- Toast bread, if you like. Put lettuce leaves on the 4 slices of bread that will be the bottom of the sandwich.
- Put sliced tomatoes on top of the lettuce.
- Cover tomatoes evenly with 1/4 of the tuna and egg salad and add a layer of lettuce over the tuna and egg salad.
- Place a slice of bread on top of each sandwich. Cut the sandwiches in half, if you like.
- Other ways to serve the tuna and egg salad:
- It can be served on crackers, plain or with cheese.
- It can be served as part of a chopped salad, with a base of chopped lettuce, sliced carrots, diced yellow bell peppers, sliced cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices.
- It can be served on radish or cucumber slices.
- It can be filling in a lettuce cup of Bib or Butter Crunch lettuce.
- Used as a filling in an avocado.
If you don’t like mayonnaise, you could use hummus, mashed avocado, yogurt, ricotta, tarter sauce, or sour cream instead.