Catherine Ann's Enticing Tuna Salad - the Longmeadow Farm

"This recipe was saved from many years ago (35) when my then future MIL and I would enjoy a cool, refreshing "time-out" on her screened in porch. Never finding tuna in a can" or a tuna from "anywhere" to be especially great tasting, particularly to my immature palette (I was probably 19 yers.old) I would hem and haw about how I was already full, wasn't hungry, etc...etc...until one day, I thought I would take the plunge and just eat it. And it was as delightful as promised. Maybe it was the time spent with this woman that had such an impact on my life, maybe it was the summer breeze softly making the wind chimes "tinkle" in the distance, either way, I have loved this method of making this simple sandwich ever since. So with great fondness for a great woman, I present to you, the reader, Catherine-Anne's simply lovely tuna salad."
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  • Mix together celery, mustard, onion, mayonnaise, pepper, salt, and Tabasco Sauce in a mixing bowl.
  • Wash and dry lettuce leaves well so they are crispy and enjoyable to eat.
  • Add drained tuna to mayonnaise mixture, gently, trying not to break up tuna bits.
  • Toast bread, spread with butter and put one lettuce leaf in between bread.
  • Spoon tuna salad onto lettuce leaf, adding chives. Clamp slices of bread together. Cut in 1/2 diagonally.
  • Agh -- life IS good.

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  1. lshapka
    I was craving a tuna sandwich, and this fit the bill! I have made this recipe twice in the last two weeks. I followed the recipe to the letter the first time, and it was delicious. The second time, I added extra mustard and hot sauce, which gave it even more zip! Truly delicious! As the recipe suggests, I recommend keeping the tuna and the celery chunks large, for added texture and crunch. Thanks for this wonderful recipe... delicious comfort food!
  2. duonyte
    This is close to how I usually make my tuna sandwiches. My tuna must be densely packed, because the amount of mayo did not even make a dent - I needed to add quite a bit more to get the tuna to stick together a bit - hate it when it crumbles all over. I did dice my celery more finely, I just find that easier to eat, added a bit more mustard and onion. Accompanied a bowl of Recipe #444753 to make a satisfying lunch on a snowy day.
  3. Tea Jenny
    Mmmm!!! Andi this was good, they do say the old ones are the best and it was lovely. I just love your introduction for the recipe breezes and wind chimes Ahhhh!, seriously it was very nice, I didn't have the sandwich as I don't eat bread now so I just piled it on romaine lettuce leaves and enjoyed. The celery was nice and crisp and I used chicken of the sea tuna, it's the best tuna I have tasted and dijon mustard as I love it. It all went very well together and we had a very nice lunch. Thank you for posting it was a treat.
  4. YungB
    So simple but so good. I usually do not like raw onion nor mustard but I went ahead and followed the recipe. So glad I tried it..keeper recipe.
  5. Debbwl
    A sandwich that is oh so satisfying. Love the balance of flavors and all the wonderful freshness of the celery, the red leaf lettuce, and oh the chives what a great addition. Served this on a rustic bread and all DH and I could say was Mmm. Thanks so much for the post.


  1. UmmBinat
    Delicious. I never add mustard but it was good in here.I used Clover Leaf flaked tuna in water to be soy free, regular mustard, sweet onion, Hellman's olive oil mayonnaise to be soy free, I may have added a bit more, freshly ground black pepper, to taste, sea salt, to taste, the optional red Tabasco sauce, scallions in place of chives as that is what I had! We ate ours with baby mixed greens and rice crackers to be gluten free. I would make this again.


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