Southern tuna salad for the best sandwiches to bring to work or school

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A good tuna sandwich is one of the best lunches around: After all, canned tuna is low in fat and carbs, and high in protein. This Southern-style tuna is a deluxe version of the traditional tuna salad for sandwiches, which usually involves just mixing a little mayo with the fish.
Ingredients such as chopped hardboiled egg, sweet relish and diced celery add texture and flavor, while a creamy combo of mayo and Dijon mustard provides zip. For even stronger, tangier flavor, replace sweet relish with chopped dill pickle, or add extra Dijon mustard. Watching your carbs? Use leaf lettuce as a wrap for the tuna instead of bread or a roll. With no cooking time, it's ready for sandwiches, dips or lettuce rollups in a flash.
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Deluxe Southern Tuna Salad (for sandwiches)
2 to 4
15 minutes
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15 minutes
1 can (7 ounces) white albacore tuna, drained
1 large hardboiled egg, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 tablespoon sweet relish
3 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chopped chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Flake the drained tuna into a medium bowl with a fork.
Add the hardboiled egg, celery, relish, salt, pepper, dijon mustard and chives. Mix until fully combined.
Add the mayonnaise, and stir until well-combined.
To serve, spoon onto individual plates alongside crackers or vegetables for dipping, if desired.
To assemble as a sandwich, scoop tuna salad onto a slice of toasted bread. Add leaf lettuce, sliced tomato and/or sliced red onion (as desired), and top with another slice of toasted bread.
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