This is a recipe for just 1 serving. It comes in handy when you are the only one who likes tuna salad, which is the case in my family! Remember Tuna Helper (Hamburger Helper's relative?) I don't think it exists today but growing up we had that every so often. I am not sure why I liked that or maybe it was a case of "this is dinner, so I will eat it." One thing I did love was tuna salad sandwiches, which when packed in your lunch, kept people away from you. Most people I know have always turned their noses up (or held them shut) when you mention tuna salad but I am telling you, if you make this sandwich, you think different. And for those of you who still turn your nose up, substitute shredded chicken or turkey - it's great too.
The recipe calls for a 3 or 3 1/2 ounce can of tuna but I use the Starkist packages that are about 2.6 ounces as they make a great single serving. If you are of the mindset that you need gobs of mayo, the one tablespoon is just the right amount here, trust me. This is a great source of protein and paired with a bowl of vegetable soup, it makes a great healthy lunch or even dinner for one.
1 3 or 3 1/2 ounce can of tuna (water packed), drained
1 tbsp mayo
1 tsp pickle relish
1 tbsp finely chopped celery
1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp lemon juice
dash kosher salt
dash freshly ground black pepper
dash Worcestershire sauce
dash garlic powder
2 slices your favorite bread
1 leaf romaine lettuce or handful of spinach leaves
Combine all ingredients except bread and lettuce. Chill, if desired. Spoon onto one slice of bread and top with lettuce and remaining bread slice.
Also very good when you serve it in a sweet red pepper instead of using bread.