Canned Tuna Open-Faced Sandwich

Canned Tuna Open-Faced Sandwich
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Canned Tuna Sandwich

Yasmin Fahr

Canned Tuna Sandwich

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:

297 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 9g 14%
  • Carbs 20g 7%
  • Saturated 2g 9%
  • Fiber 3g 12%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 33g 66%
  • Cholesterol 18mg 6%
  • Sodium 564mg 23%
  • Calcium 78mg 8%
  • Magnesium 54mg 14%
  • Potassium 414mg 12%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 372mg 53%
  • Vitamin A 49µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 16mg 27%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 13%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 71%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 43µg 11%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 36%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 64µg 80%
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