The addition of Roasted Garlic and Chipotle Mayo makes this Chipotle Tuna Salad Sandwich one spicy number that you'll be craving again and again.
You couldn’t feed me tuna when I was younger. I refused to eat it. Not even in a tuna noodle hot dish. And forget about tuna salad, because SO MUCH MAYO. Ew.
I thought it was weird to eat fish from a can. And it smelled funny.
Don’t get me wrong. I like fish. I just assumed that fish from a can couldn’t possibly taste good.
Fast-forward to about a month ago. There I was, in the grocery store buying Spam (don’t judge me!), which is next to the canned tuna. It so happened that canned tuna was on sale, so I impulsively decided to buy two cans.
I had no plans for my impulsively-purchased tuna. That is, until I remembered that I still had Chipotle and Roasted Garlic Mayo left. IMHO, most tuna salad sandwiches are pretty boring. And just wind up tasting like mayo bombs, a real downer when you dislike the taste. I had an inkling that a Chipotle Tuna Salad Sandwich would be anything but.
Tuna + Chipotle Roasted Garlic Mayo = money. Do people say ‘money’ anymore? If not, they should. Because this tuna salad is money. It converted even this mayo-hater to enjoying a tuna salad sandwich every now and again.
How do you make a Chipotle Tuna Salad Sandwich?
It all starts with the Chipotle and Roasted Garlic Mayo (follow the link to get the recipe). Then red onion, bell pepper, dried cilantro, and a splash of lemon juice bring it all together. It's smoky and vibrant and packed with bold flavors that compliment the tuna.
Load that sultry, smoky tuna salad between two pieces of bread of your choosing and chow down.
What other ingredients can you use in a Tuna Salad Sandwich?
The Chipotle and Roasted Garlic Mayo is what MAKES this sandwich. The other ingredients are really just recommendations, so feel free to make substitutions. Here are some suggestions:
- Water chestnuts
- Jalapenos or other spicy peppers
- Dried parsley, basil, oregano
If you like this you'll also like:
Chipotle Tuna Salad Sandwiches
- 2 5 ounce cans of tuna (I used Chicken of the SeaAlbacore Tuna in Water, Chunk Light)
- ½ cup Chipotle and Roasted Garlic Mayo see recipe link above
- ¼ cup finely diced red onion
- ¼ cup finely diced bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Drain tuna.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined.
- Consider your tuna salad sandwich game upped.