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

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

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)

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!


Most Helpful

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!

Chocolatl March 19, 2011

I thought this recipe sounded great. I made a bunch of these for my Football party. (I thought the Bears would have done better) My friends did not care for them. The only changes I made to the recipe was to use 2 cans of regular oil packed tuna, Miracle Whip instead of real mayo, 14 black olives (because I like them better), and a whole onion (because I like onions).
My buddies said they were alright. The bread was soggy due to the amount of mayo on them. I applied mayo to the bread like you did. I appreciate your salesmanship. They were very easy to make and a great throw together appetizer. Thank God for my ribs. I think if I make this again, I%u2019ll use fresh tuna from our higher end market downtown and fewer olives.

CONCHOBOR99 January 26, 2011

This is so yummy with the olives in this. I loved the salty, briney bite it gives the sandwiches. I made this for our soup and sandwich night. I will use this recipe again as the kids devoured them and asked for more.

mommyoffour January 14, 2011

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