How to Make a Tuna Salad Sandwich

I like making tuna sandwiches on whole wheat bread. This is a really good recipe.

Pour 3 cups of water into the bowl of your mixer.

Add 2 1/4 tsp. of rapid rise yeast.

Add 1/2 c. sugar.

Add 4 tsp. of granulated lecithin. This helps to keep your bread fresh.

Always store it in the refrigerator tightly sealed.

Add 1/2 c. canola oil.

Add 4 cups of all purpose flour.

Then 1/2 c. of vital wheat gluten.

Add 1 T. of salt.

Add 3-4 c. whole wheat flour.

Knead until you have a smooth dough. I split it in two to make it easier to knead. Place it in a buttered bowl. cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise.

Toast some walnuts in a pan.

Make some hard boiled eggs.

For this recipe I used 3 cans of tuna. Adjust the amount according to how much you want to make. Add some diced celery to the tuna.

Add some salt and pepper.

Add a medium diced onion.

Then add several diced carrots for crunch.

The walnuts give this a special flavor.

Look...I made a bread butt!

Punch the dough down after it has risen.

Divide it into 5 pieces. Place each piece in a buttered loaf pan and let rise until doubled.

Add the chopped hard boiled eggs to the tuna.

Stir in some mayonnaise. Don't use too much. I used about 1/2 cup.

When the loaves have risen, bake them at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

They should be golden brown. Cool on a rack.

A little lettuce is all you need for the perfect tuna sandwich.
Serve it with some pickles on the side.


i am laughing out loud !!! that bread butt...too funny. and teddy woke up and is looking at me like....what's so funny, mama???

the bread looks does the inspired me the other day and we had tuna sandwiches out in the garden with Teddy...

off to make stuffed shells

kary and teddy
Wow that looks so yummy can I come over and try one? Diane
I have never had carrots in my tuna salad, but otherwise we make it much the same. Those breads looks delicious!
Perhaps I should bake one or two more breads until the season to have a fire in the stove is over for the summer :-)

Have a great day!
Toria said…
Yum, that sounds seriously good.
That looks so very delicious !!! I love tuna.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Pricilla said…
Bread butt...very funny indeed!
laurie said…
YOU are the only person I know who makes a tuna sandwich by "First you make the bread" ya, really,, you are one amazing lady,, where did you learn to cook,, were you a chef, just me being snoopy but really you sure feed your family well.
laurie said…
oh and I like the bread butt,, very realistic,, celulite and all,,, forgot to mention that,, and I have also never saw walnuts in tuna before,, makes my tuna sandwiches look very sad, very very sad indeed,
I come to your site just read and look at your delicious images..and dream of living in your house...with you as our cook. Oh my gosh, it would be DELIGHTFUL !!!
I am diabled enough where cooking like I use to is not an option any longer. Can't stand on my feet that long..and and my walker... in the kitchen is so inconvinient.

I have given your list a look for CHICKEN SALAD...( not fond of Tuna)
Something tells me you have a wonderful recipie for that too.
Thank you, Rose
Wizardess said…
Bread butt indeed. Snort. I love it when your humor intrudes.
Cathy said…
Good lord girl you put the rest of us to shame. Uh, Wonder bread, mayo, canned tuna, pickle relish...I need to step up my game it seems!
Guillaume said…
There's a lot of similarities between this recipe and the tuna pie recipe from my childhood.
Farmchick said…
Nice to see this recipe for the tuna salad. I have not thought of adding carrots! I will have to try it.
Suzie said…
Major YUM! Another bread recipe to try, and I love tuna salad! The walnuts are inspiration! I put pecans in my chicken salad, and it is nice to know that walnuts also make a nice addition to tuna. .dummy me never thought of it!
Sarita Rucker said…
Wow. That requires more work than I've ever put into a tuna salad sandwich. It's probably worth it, though.
Rosemary said…
Yum . I too have never put carrots into the tuna mix but will try now.
And like a lot of butts, one cheek is bigger than the other!
This is the best tuna salad ever. I made Lemon Rosemary No Knead Bread. Wonderful!