Canned Tuna Open-Faced Sandwich

Canned Tuna Sandwich
Yasmin Fahr


  • One  7-ounce jar of oil-packed tuna
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped chives
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped scallions, white and green parts
  •  Pinch of  red chile flakes
  •   Juice of 1 lime
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  •   4-5 grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • pieces of Bibb lettuce
  • thick slices Pugliese bread or other crusty bread
  •   Cilantro leaves, torn, for garnish (optional)

OK, maybe I actually used fancy oil-packed tuna for this recipe, but canned tuna works just as well. If you decide to buy tuna stored in water, then you'll probably want to add a tablespoon or two of oil to the recipe below. 

This open-faced sandwich is light, crunchy, and gets a mild hint of spice from the chile flakes. Feel free to top it with another piece of bread if you wish, but then make sure that both slices are thin so it doesn't overpower the main ingredients inside. 

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In a small bowl, add the tuna and roughly break it apart with a fork. Add the chives, scallions, chile flakes, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the tomato slices and toss. Place a piece of lettuce on each slice of bread and top with the tuna mixture. Grate additional fresh pepper if desired and a few pieces of cilantro, if using, and serve. 


Calories per serving:

295 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 19g 29%
  • Carbs 40g 13%
  • Saturated 4g 18%
  • Fiber 6g 24%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 66g 131%
  • Cholesterol 36mg 12%
  • Sodium 1,127mg 47%
  • Calcium 152mg 15%
  • Magnesium 107mg 27%
  • Potassium 808mg 23%
  • Iron 6mg 32%
  • Zinc 3mg 18%
  • Phosphorus 741mg 106%
  • Vitamin A 86µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 32mg 53%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 25%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 25%
  • Niacin (B3) 28mg 142%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 19%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 82µg 21%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 73%
  • Vitamin D 13µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin K 120µg 151%
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