Linda's Tuna and Olive Sandwich (Sandwiches) or Finger Rolls

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Lindas Busy Kitchen

This is one of my all time FAVORITE sandwiches. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Onions and olives go together well with the mayo in this recipe... YUMMO! The Finger Roll recipe is GREAT around the holidays and for baby and bridal showers, graduations, weddings, parties, and family get togethers. Just omit the lettuce if making the Finger Rolls. Each can of tuna will make 3-4 finger rolls, depending on how full you make them, and how big the rolls are. You can double or triple this recipe, according to how many Finger Rolls you need. Try some of my other delicious sandwiches: Linda's Ham Salad Sandwich (Sandwiches) or Finger Rolls Linda's Egg Salad Sandwich (Sandwiches) or Finger Rolls Linda's Bean and Mayonnaise Sandwich (Sandwiches)

Top Review by Chocolatl

This is an excellent tuna recipe.
I have to say that, though, I often tinker with recipes, this recipe should be made AS WRITTEN if humanly possible.
DON'T substitute oil-packed tuna; the flavor and texture will both be affected.
DON'T substitute chunk light tuna for the albacore. Albacore is much drier than chunk light tuna, and the proportion of ingredients will be all wrong if you use chunk light.
DON'T use more onion. You only need a little onion to add volumes of flavor; too much and you will overwhelm the tuna.
DON'T substitute black olives for green. The briny taste of the green olives is the heart of the recipe; black olives have a much different texture and are not as salty, so there must be a drastic adjustment of ingredients if they are substituted.
BE CAUTIOUS if attempting to substitute Miracle Whip for real mayonnaise. Miracle Whip is much thinner and has a sweeter flavor than real mayonnaise, which can throw the entire recipe off.
DO spread mayonnaise on the bread if you are making a sandwich. This will prevent the bread from getting soggy.
Made as written, this is a delicious recipe for a tuna sandwich. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (7 ounce) can solid white tuna, packed in water, drained well
  • 14 cup mayonnaise, add more, until desired consistency
  • 10 green olives, finely chopped
  • 12 medium onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • lettuce (optional)
  • 4 -6 slices bread, for 2-3 sandwiches or 3 -4 finger rolls, for finger sandwiches


  1. Flake the tuna between your fingers, and add mayonnaise. Mix well.
  2. Add olive and onion. Mix well.
  3. I put extra mayonnaise on the bread if making a sandwich.
  4. Put lettuce on bread.
  5. Add tuna mixture, and top with bread, or stuff into roll, filled to your liking.
  6. Serve with dill pickles and chips-- Can't be beat!

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