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Simon's Famous Tuna Salad Recipe

Simon's Famous Tuna Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Simon's Famous Tuna Salad

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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!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"Really enjoyed this recipe. Thanks."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2009

"There are so many variations on tuna salad. This one looks wonderful. I remember adding walnuts to mine once, and a friend makes a scrumptious version with, of all things, diced apples!"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"I dont like the cellery or cucumber either, thanks for the idea! I have been putting dill relish in mine, but i like the idea of fresh Dill, Carrots and Scalions! I Bet it would be great! Thanks for the tip!"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"Adding carrots is a great idea, but a problem I have with most tuna salads is that they usually contain either celery or cucumber, and if either of these is present, it seems to be all I can taste! Because tuna salad usually needs something green & crunchy, several years ago I started putting finely chopped scallions in mine, and everyone I have made it for has been a convert. I'll definitely try adding carrots next time, though!"

Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"I have fixed this many times since I first saw it. I also add drained water chestnuts for even more crunch."

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