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Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches Recipe

Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches Recipe

“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. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 451 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 920mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.

Reviews for Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches

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dehall21401 User ID: 1067786 107754
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

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

T_of_Berry User ID: 6635041 190526
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."

dehall21401 User ID: 1067786 175323
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

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

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