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La Grande Orange's tuna salad sandwich

La Grande Orange's tuna salad sandwich
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Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 2

Tuna salad

  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tuna (water-packed), drained

Step 1In a medium bowl, combine the raisins, celery, relish, mayonnaise, chives and pepper. Gently fold in the tuna. This makes about 11/4 cups salad; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


  • Tuna salad
  • 4 slices toasted whole-grain bread
  • A few thin slices cucumber
  • A few thin slices apple
  • A few thin slices tomato
  • Small handful mixed green lettuce

Step 1Divide the tuna salad into two portions, spooning each onto a slice of toasted bread. Top the salad with a little cucumber, apple, tomato and lettuce, then top each sandwich with a second slice of toasted bread. Serve immediately.


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