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Garden Tuna Sandwich Recipe

Garden Tuna Sandwich Recipe

Looking for lunch box ideas, or ideas for after-school snacks? If you think tuna is a tired choice, perk it up with this recipe. No mayo means no soggy mess when lunchtime rolls around - olive oil makes a tasty and nutritious substitute. Tuna fish is a fabulous source of protein and omeg-3 fatty acids, so you already know that it's healthy; now, you just need to make it yummy! This easy recipe does the trick.

What you'll need

  • 2 cans water packed tuna, drained
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup shredded zucchini
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green or black olives, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 cups baby carrots (optional)

Helpful Tip:

Add in 1 tablespoon of finely chopped red onion or even some hot sauce for a kick!

How to make it

  1. In a medium bowl, toss together tuna, olive oil, lemon juice, zucchini, carrots , bell peppers, and olives until well combined. Use a fork to mash the tuna with the veggies and oil
  2. Divide the Garden Tuna Salad evenly among 4 of the bread slices, make your sandwiches, cut each sandwich in half, and serve alongside the baby carrots.