A classic tuna sandwich is a pretty simple dish to make. Take two bread slices, a bit of tuna and some mayo and you have yourself a meal. But what if you want to take it to the next level? We have some ideas for you!
I really love the texture of tuna and that's why tuna sandwiches are usually a very simple way for me to have a meal, feel satisfied and also get some nutrients in there. But I've been having them ever since I was a kid and now I feel like my tastes have evolved. I need a bit more flavor, a bit more texture and I've been experimenting with ways to give myself that.
Cause I don't want to just run on auto-pilot when it comes to food. I want to be able to cook and eat in a more aware way. I want to also treat myself with the food that I make and that means adding a bit of innovation to the proceedings. I thought: what goes great with tuna and which ingredients can I switch up a bit so that I can get my 'new' fix? The following are the results of that.
5 tuna sandwich ideas for a new experience
1. Add some egg to it
Hard boil an egg or two, chop them into little pieces and then add them to the tuna-mayonnaise mix. The eggs will bring a little diversity in texture and also some extra flavor and heartiness. Then spread the mixture on bread and you've got yourself a new and improved sandwich. I also think you should add some pepper because it will give everything a bit of bite. Here is our take on this – it has some ketchup as well, and the bread is toasted.
2. Make it sour with pickles
I was recently in Brussels and I bought some of them famous fries of theirs (which were divine). I loved the fact that they had a lot of interesting dips you could buy. The one that intrigued me the most was a dip with pickled cucumbers, with a dash of vinegar added in there. The sourness was exemplary. So add that to your tuna mixture. You will not regret it. Also, if you don't like that, I'm not sure we can be friends anymore.
3. Throw in some avocado
This idea is the happy marriage between two types of sandwiches! The ever-present avocado toast and the tuna sandwich. Slice an avocado (but be careful with your hands while you're doing this, please) and add the pieces on the tuna and mayonnaise mixture. But also toast the bread, to give it some extra crunch and balance out the creamier ingredients.
4. Go for some greens
Adding a bit of green to everything you make (except maybe desserts) is really not the worst idea in the world. Start off by mixing some dill or parsley, or your favorite fresh herb in the tuna mixture. Then also add some leafy greens between the slices of bread. You can choose lettuce if you want, but also arugula or spinach would do just nicely and bring some extra nutrients in.
5. Make it a wrap
Why not try the old tuna sandwich in a new form? Just switch out the slices of bread with a tortilla wrap and then enjoy eating. Make your favorite mixture of tuna, from all of the above, or something new that you have thought of. And then spread it on the tortilla wrap – just don't do too much of it, or it will be difficult to eat. Then wrap the whole thing and enjoy!