Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Apple-Pickle-Carrot Sandwiches

OK I know that tuna is nothing new to anyone but I wanted to share how I have started to make my tuna. So far everyone that has tried it, likes it.
Growing up we would put dill pickles in our tuna mixed with mayo and that was it. I never knew that there was any other way to make tuna, never crossed my mind. So once when my mother-in-law asked me what I put in my tuna I thought it was a weird question because I just thought that everyone only put pickles, period. So when I answered pickles and she was still waiting for an answer I said... mayo.... tuna. On her end she was probably thinking "She only puts pickles? How weird!" She had a whole list of things and I found out that I really enjoy carrots in my tuna, thanks to her. And thanks to my grandparents I found out that apples add a sweet crunch. So here is my favorite tuna.
My three year old calls them "Apple-pickle-carrot sandwiches" kind of a long title I know! Grandpa even asked her if she wanted a tuna sandwich the other day and she simply told him, "I don't like tuna sandwiches." The reason: they aren't simply called tuna at our house.
My kids eat tuna sandwiches better than anything else... really... well... lunch food anyway!

It may sound like a weird combo but it is so yummy. You need tuna, half an apple (any color), dill pickles, carrots, and mayo. And I have noticed that adding fruit and veggies to it makes it stretch further and it's got to be more health, right?

Slap-chop it up! So easy and fast. Plus it's fun to let the kids help chop, both my kids love it.

Add a couple spoon fulls of mayo just enough to stick it together.

Slightly toast the bread and eat!


I kid you not my kids plates are always clean.

How do you make your tuna?


Megan A said...

Very cool! I'm definitely going to try this, looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Tyler and Andrea said...

I've been wanting to try this since you brought some to my house... maybe I will tomorrow! Sounds good to me!

karis stapley said...

sounds really good! I'll have to try that. :)

Tairi said...

I will have to try that! I thought the only way to make tuna was with dill pickles and miracle whip(our fav)too!

Keri said...

I love tuna and if I had to, I would eat it with just mayo. Of course If I only had mayo, I could put that on an old boot and enjoy it.

I like to use capers in my tuna salad. They're a perfect match. Great blog.

Keri at

Meghan White said...

Yes it really is yummy, but now I need the chopper you have so I can make the lunch fast.

Our Life said...

My kids love tuna, too. I will definitely try this because I think me and my kids will love it! Thanks, Hillary!

Michelle said...

I never would have thought to put apples in there! Or carrots! I'm going to try this asap!!!