Boring Tuna? Try These Tasty Sandwiches

IN THE KITCHEN

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I have this great little cookbook in my collection called "The Little Book of Big Sandwiches," by Michael McLaughlin.

Included among the entries are two pages of recipes for tuna sandwiches.

My personal favorite is water-packed tuna, drained, mixed with Miracle Whip, sweet relish and hard boiled eggs, served on white sandwich bread.

According to the author, the purist version of a tuna sandwich is made with minced yellow onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper, served on toasted white bread with sliced tomato and lettuce. Here are a few of his more unique suggestions: Nacho, Sweet Mustardy Dill and Pesto.

Nacho Tuna Sandwich

1 can tuna, drained

1/2 cup coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup minced, drained pickled jalapenos

3 tablespoons sliced green onions

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix together and serve on crusty white bread with sliced tomatoes and lettuce.

Sweet Mustardy Dill Tuna Sandwich

1 can tuna, drained

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons honey mustard

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix together and serve on marbled pumpernickel-rye bread.

Pesto Tuna Sandwich

1 can tuna, drained

3 tablespoons pesto

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of salt

Mix together and serve on toasted semolina bread and top with sliced tomatoes and romaine lettuce.

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