Tuna and Cucumber Salad Sandwich with a Twist!


Hey there, lunch-pack warriors and midday mealtime maestros! Are you tired of the same old boring tuna salad sandwich? Do you crave something refreshing, light, yet satisfying? Then buckle up, because today we’re revamping the classic tuna salad with a delightful twist – the Tuna and Cucumber Salad Sandwich Combo!

This recipe is all about taking familiar flavors and presenting them in a new and exciting way. We’ll be crafting a delightful tuna salad with a touch of cucumber crunch, but the real star of the show is our bread situation. We’re ditching the traditional sandwich slices and opting for something a little more fun and interactive – cucumber rounds!

So, are you ready to ditch the dull and embrace the delightful? Let’s get started!


  • For the Tuna Salad:
    • 1 can (5 oz) tuna in water, flaked
    • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
    • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Sandwich Assembly:
    • 1 large cucumber
    • Lettuce leaves (optional)
    • Cherry tomatoes (optional)
    • Whole wheat crackers (optional)


  1. Tuna Salad Time: In a bowl, combine the flaked tuna, chopped cucumber, red onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and dill. Season generously with salt and pepper. Give it a good mix to make sure everything is well combined.
  2. Cucumber Round Creation: Wash and dry your cucumber. Using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer (if you have one), cut the cucumber into thick slices (about 1/4 inch thick). These will be your “bread” for the sandwich!
  3. Assemble and Conquer! Now comes the fun part! Here are a couple of ways to enjoy your deconstructed tuna salad sandwich:
    • Open-Faced Delight: Place a lettuce leaf (optional) on a plate. Top it with a cucumber round, then spread a generous scoop of your tuna salad on top. Add a cherry tomato or two for some extra color and flavor.
    • Double Decker Dream: Spread a layer of tuna salad on one cucumber round. Top it with another cucumber round and repeat the layering process. This double-decker version is perfect for bigger appetites!
  4. Dipping Duos (Optional): For an extra bit of fun, serve some whole wheat crackers on the side. These can be used for scooping up the tuna salad or adding a crunchy element to each bite.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Want to add a bit more protein? Crumble some cooked bacon or diced cooked chicken into your tuna salad.
  • Don’t have fresh dill? No problem! Try using dried parsley or chives instead.
  • If you don’t have a mandoline slicer, a regular knife will work just fine. Just be careful to cut the cucumber slices as evenly as possible.
  • Feeling fancy? Toast your cucumber rounds in a dry pan for a warm and slightly crispy base for your tuna salad.

There you have it, folks! A lunch option that’s as delicious as it is visually appealing. So ditch the boring and embrace the delightful with this Tuna and Cucumber Salad Sandwich Combo. Let us know in the comments below what unique and yummy ways you like to enjoy your tuna salad!

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