My favourite tuna sandwich recipe uses salad cream along with the mayonnaise to give a lovely tangy taste. These delicious sandwiches are wonderful along with a selection of other sandwiches for afternoon tea, or even just on their own for an afternoon snack. I like to serve them with slices of apple.
Salad cream can even totally replace the mayonnaise if you prefer. I think the trick is to make sure that there isn't too much mayonnaise or salad cream in there, otherwise it can become a little overwhelming and even slightly sickly.
I much prefer Heinz salad cream to others on the market. It's tangy and creamy at the same time, and it has a lovely thick texture that works well with tuna (and also in egg mayonnaise sandwiches).
Along with cheese and pickle and tomato, tuna mayonnaise sandwiches are a great store cupboard option. It's so easy to keep a jar of mayonnaise and a tin of tuna on hand, and they are quick and easy to make up. This is my favourite selection of sandwiches for unexpected guests.
Of course, if you prefer, you can make your own homemade mayonnaise and salad cream freshly.
I sometimes like to put a few slices of cucumber in which makes
them taste more fresh and also gives a nice crunch. I add fresh ground
black pepper, but not usually salt. I think there's enough salt in the
Personally, I prefer to serve tuna on brown bread. Tuna has quite a strong taste that goes well with a flavoursome brown bread, especially granary.
It's easy to halve the recipe by simply keeping the tuna mayonnaise covered in the fridge for the next day.It's important to keep it either covered in clingfilm, or in a little tupperware box, or your whole fridge can end up smelling of tuna!
Tuna is quite a strong flavour. If you're looking for something sweet as an accompaniment, you need to think of strong flavours. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake, vanilla cupcakes, for example. More delicate flavours can be swamped.