Simon's Famous Tuna Salad Recipe
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Simon's Famous Tuna Salad Recipe

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This nicely seasoned tuna salad from Simon Seitz of Highland, New York makes for a simple and satisfying lunch. Crunchy carrots give it a unique and tasty twist you'll love.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3 cans (5 ounces each) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 10 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 5 lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 271 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 852mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. For each sandwich, layer a slice of toast with a lettuce leaf and 1/2 cup tuna salad. Top with a second slice of toast. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Simon's Famous Tuna Salad in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p44

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"I thought this was very good. I got six sandwiches out of it though; making 5 was too much tuna for my taste. Very simple to make and carries well for lunch. Will most likely make again."

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Hands down, a family favorite. The colorful addition of carrots also gives the sandwich a nice crunch. This is exactly what all those other tuna sandwiches are missing."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"A tuna specialty! I go generous on all my seasonings (onion, garlic, dill). For extra texture & flavor, try diced water chesnuts, scallions and/or tangy dill relish to taste!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"Good tuna salad but a little bland - I would increase the dill especially, although I usually use more tuna than recipes call for which could be the explanation. However, I don't see how you can get 5 sandwiches as full as in the picture out of only 3 (6 oz) cans of tuna after they're drained."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"I found this recipe to be good, but not outstanding. I would include diced apple to the mix!"

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