this ain’t yo mama’s tuna salad sandwich…

23 Mar

I love making field trip lunches, packing a picnic is one of my most favourite things to do.  Fortunately I have wintery trips of snowboarding and summer rock climbing ones where I have an excuse to bring food instead of buying pre-made stuff at the grocery store or Tim Horton’s.  The first climbing trip to Squamish this spring got me kick started to one of many picnic lunches I’m sure to make this summer.

I’m not a huge fan of overly mayo-ed tuna salad sandwiches so I added a bunch of stuff and changed it up to make it a little less cafeteria-like…no offense if you like it the straight up way.

What you need!
8 pieces of delicious whole wheat bread with lots of seeds
1 avocado
1/2 a granny smith apple
1 can of flaked light tuna
100 grams of capocollo
4-5 tbsp of mayo
1tsp of curry paste
a handful of spinach

What to do!

1.  Make your tuna salad!  Drain the tuna and put it in a medium bowl.  Add curry paste and mayo, I ball parked the mayo, just kept adding a little by little, mixing in between until creamy.

2.  Chop up your apple into tiny cubes with the skin on and mix it into your tuna.

3.  Cut your avocado in half and mash up one side with a spoon…why dirty another dish?

4.  Spread one slice of bread with half of the avocado mash (that’s 1/4 of the avocado folks).  Sprinkle lovingly with some salt and pepper.  On the other half, spread a quarter of the tuna mix…do the math…this recipe makes four sandwiches!

5.  On the avocado half, layer some Capocollo and on the tuna half, arrange some spinach goodness on the other.

6.  Carefully put the avocado/capocollo side over the other and match up the edges.  Cut in half and enjoy! If you want to be extra fancy, throw it on a hot pan or grill to make it panini like!


One Response to “this ain’t yo mama’s tuna salad sandwich…”


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