Carrie's Garlic Pesto Tuna Salad Sandwiches Recipe -
Carrie's Garlic Pesto Tuna Salad Sandwiches Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Carrie's Garlic Pesto Tuna Salad Sandwiches

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"I love creating new variations on tuna sandwiches. I made this for my husband's lunch the other day, and he wanted them again for dinner that night! When I made this, I didn't measure anything, just started throwing things in a bowl...adjust to your taste and enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, pesto, and garlic.
  2. Make four sandwiches by layering tuna, lettuce, and tomato slices between slices of bread. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 21, 2008

Great twist on a tuna sandich! I used roasted red pepper in place of the tomato and garlic powder instead of minced garlic. The flavors of the mustard and pesto didn't overpower the tuna. It was a nice blend.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 28, 2011

Made this recipe as is and it was okay. I didn't like the flavor the mustard added to it. I love pesto and it's a great way to jazz up boring old tuna, but I will leave out the mustard in the future.

Oct 31, 2007

Made a half recipe with albacore and a little extra mayo to moisten a bit more, then served in pita halves with chopped tomatoes and a bit of shredded mozzarella. (Didn't have lettuce.) Excellent taste. Thanks for the interesting, delicious idea!

Oct 02, 2007

My husband, who doesn't even like tuna, liked this recipe. I don't eat tuna any other way now.

Jun 27, 2007

pesto....tuna....mustard? you say crazy, I say DELISH!

Nov 27, 2006

I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. I forgot to add the mustard and it was still delicious. I served on toasted whole wheat bread and put just a bit extra pesto (I really love pesto).

Mar 08, 2011

I would never have thought to put pesto and tuna together but it works and is yummy! Thanks for the new twist on tuna salad sandwiches!

Mar 07, 2011

Garlic Pesto Tuna Sandwich Haiku: "I owe you, Carrie! Your tuna is inspired! Made a great sandwich!" I was craving a tuna sammie this afternoon and after poking around the fridge in an attempt to liven up my ho-hum mayo-tuna, I stumbled upon Carrie's recipe, and loe and behold, I had these ingredients on hand. The only change that I made was to toast my bread, adding a slice of provolone near the end of its ding, b/c that sounded like a nummy compliment to the pesto flavor. What can I say except yum, as I wipe the last crumbs away from my keyboard.


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  • Calories
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 611 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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