Tuna Salad Sandwich

January 12, 2022

This is your classic tuna sandwich recipe, one that Local Roots recipe developer, Irena Huang, ate quite frequently as a kid.  She believes that a thoughtfully prepared tuna sandwich may be the most satisfying meal ever, and the best part is that it can be prepared in a mere fifteen minutes. Fresh herbs and good quality bread are a must here. The rest will come together automatically, kind of like magic. Except it's a tuna sandwich. 


Serves 1-2


1 can tuna, drained from oil or water 

1 Tbsp. parsley and or dill, chopped

2 hard boiled Local Roots eggs (boiled for eight minutes)

2 tsp. minced shallot or Local Roots red onion

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise 

1 tsp. lemon zest (optional)

2 pieces good bread, toasted




1. In a medium sized bowl, mash boiled eggs.

2. Add mayonnaise until texture is creamy and thoroughly mixed.

3. Fold in tuna.

4. Add herbs, shallot, and lemon zest if using, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

5. Spread a generous amount of tuna salad on a piece of toasted bread, and top with the second piece.

6. Slice in half (should you desire), and enjoy. 

This recipe was created by Local Roots Recipe contributor Sachi Nagase / @bothand.nyc.

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