Tuna Egg Sandwich

Background and History:

The Tuna Egg Sandwich is a versatile and satisfying classic that has made its way into countless homes and cafes. Although its exact origin is unclear, this delightful sandwich combines two protein-rich ingredients: tuna and eggs. Their union in a sandwich provides a hearty and flavorful meal option, perfect for a quick lunch or snack.

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 can (5 oz) tuna in water, drained
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices for garnish (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, finely chopped celery, and red onion.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to create a uniform filling.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remember, tuna can be naturally salty, so be cautious with the salt.
  • Place lettuce leaves and tomato slices on two slices of bread (if desired).
  • Spread the tuna and egg mixture evenly over the lettuce and tomato slices.
  • Top each with a second slice of bread to complete the sandwiches.
  • Gently press the sandwiches together.
  • Slice them in half and serve your Tuna Egg Sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, without lettuce and tomato)

  • Calories: 300
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 3g


  • You can customize the sandwich with additional ingredients like pickles, olives, or herbs.
  • Use whole-grain or gluten-free bread for a healthier or gluten-free version.
  • Serve with a side salad or potato chips for a complete meal.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of allergies to eggs and any other specific ingredients used. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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