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Spicy Tuna Sandwich Recipe
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Spicy Tuna Sandwich

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"This is a great way to serve tuna from a can. The more horseradish, the spicier. Delicious quick lunch or dinner!"

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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Combine the drained tuna, mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, and pickles in a small bowl until evenly mixed. Place a slice of Swiss cheese onto 2 slices of bread, and top with a leaf of lettuce. Spread the tuna mixture onto the lettuce leaves. Top with the tomato and red onion slices, and finish with the remaining slices of bread.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2011

Great recipe to perk up regular 'ol tuna salad! If you like horseradish, then you'll like this recipe. I used Hellman's light mayo and regular horseradish vs. cream style - you can adjust the amount to your tastes. I used pickle relish vs. chopping a dill pickle. I also added some finely chopped celery and a bit of salt and pepper. I put this on toasted whole grain bread along with the Swiss cheese, tomato slices, and some crisp lettuce leaves. Overall, very good with a nice "kick"!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 11, 2014

The horseradish gives it a nice kick. The mayo can be cut waaaay back. I doubled the pickle and next time will add more horseradish.

Sep 19, 2011

I LOVED this! Only thing is, I can't stand Swiss cheese unless it's melted, so I made this into a tuna melt, and omitted the lettuce. I just eyballed everything, so I'm pretty sure I probably used a tablespoon less mayo (just made it to our personal preferences) and probably more pickles. I added chopped red onion to the tuna salad instead of slices - again, since this was in tuna-melt form! Really delicious! Best tuna melt I've ever had!

Sep 14, 2011

Use a little less mayo.

Apr 07, 2011

I love horseradish so I'd be happy to give this one a try. Sounds like a unique spin for an otherwise ordinary sandwich!

Sep 19, 2012

I used a lowfat mayonnaise, garlic dills and I added one large chopped celery rib. I did add at least double the amount of pickles. This is one of the best tuna sandwiches I've had in a long time. I don't know why I haven't thought of using horseradish in tuna salad before.

Jul 19, 2012

Wow can't believe I've never thought about adding horseradish to my tuna sandwich. I used regular horseradish and maybe a bit more than called for, just added in mayo until it reached the consistency we like. We wrapped ours in a tortilla with all the toppings. Thanks for the great idea funktional.

Feb 03, 2014

Great recipe. I ate on crackers so I can't review the sandwich. I added Cajun seasoning and lemon juice and garlic powder. I used lots of prepared horseradish and ate some bites with hot sauce! Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 553 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 32.9 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 33.7 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 656 mg
  • 26%

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

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