Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches Recipe
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Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches Recipe

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“Sometimes I make a tuna melt out of this sandwich and serve warm. The tuna salad spread is also yummy as a dip.” —Kimberly Stewart, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cans (5 ounces each) white water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 loaves (14 ounces each) ciabatta bread, split
  • 3/4 pound sliced pepper Jack cheese
  • 12 lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 451 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 920 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; spread over bread bottoms. Layer with cheese and lettuce. Replace bread tops. Cut each loaf into six slices. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 451 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 920 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

What a KEEPER! My husband said it's the best Tuna Salad he ever ate!!

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

Not impressed. I made this for a potluck and had a heck of a time cutting it with out making a mess even with toothpicks to hold it together and then noticed that no one could eat the entire piece, most people had to remove one side of the bread in order to make it manageable. Additionally it didn't taste that fantastic and was the highest calorie item there. I'm glad I made it, but I won't make it again.

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

What a KEEPER! My husband said it's the best tuna salad he ever ate!

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