When I was a kid, my mother used to make tuna salad sandwiches quite frequently during the spring and summer months. Back then, I felt cheated, because I didn’t think it was enough food for a lunch. I would have rather had a hot dog. However, as I grew older, I realized that a tuna salad sandwich contains about half the daily requirement of protein, just enough fat to be healthy, and not too much sodium, not to mention the leafy green vegetable and carbohydrates (bread).
Nowadays, I really do enjoy a good tuna salad sandwich like my mother used to make. I call this recipe Jim’s Tuna Salad Sandwiches, and I haven’t changed it much for the past 30 years or more. The leafy green lettuce option is my own. If we had lettuce at all on our sandwiches when I was a kid, it was old-fashioned iceberg lettuce. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!