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Spicy Chunky Tuna Sandwich. Try this No Mayo No Mush--just Pure Spice and Flavor Chunky Tuna Salad with a zesty spicy sauce and plenty of toppings! This will be your favorite Tuna Sandwich ever! www.twopurplefigs.com

Spicy Chunky Tuna Sandwich

This ultimate Tuna Sandwich recipe is made with a healthy no-mayo tuna salad, and easy instructions for preventing sogginess! Tired of soggy tuna salad sandwiches like me? This is the tuna sandwich for you!

Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword tuna salad sandwich, tuna sandwich, tuna sandwich recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 324 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 6 crusty bread buns toasted
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 cans chunky tuna canned

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons grainy mustard (honey mustard, or your favorite)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 scallions slices, ( or 1 shallot)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced, (more or less to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons pitted green olives chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs (mix of Parsley and Cilantro)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  • handful of salad greens (spinach or kale)
  • 1 large avocado sliced
  • radishes thinly sliced
  • onions thinly sliced
  • jalapeños sliced


  1. Spread the mayo over the toasted crusty bread on both sides of each sandwich.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the sauce ingredients well. Taste and adjust spice, salt, sweetness if you like.
  3. Drain the canned tuna from oil or water and add it to the sauce bowl.
  4. Using a fork, gently break up the tuna into large chunks and using a spoon gently fold over the sauce over the tuna.
  5. Assemble the sandwiches by layering a good amount of salad greens, followed by tuna chunks, followed by jalapeños, followed by radishes and more jalapeños. place the bread top and make the sandwich.
  6. Top the sandwich with a piece of green olive skewered on a toothpick in the centre of each sandwich.

Recipe Notes

  • Follow my instructions to keep your tuna sandwich from getting soggy.
  • Choose a crusty bread bun like ciabatta and make sure to toast it, before adding the toppings.
  • Use light mayo to make these tuna sandwiches even healthier.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chunky Tuna Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 659mg29%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 11.9mg66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.