Not your mother's tuna salad


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Not your mother's tuna salad

Not your mother's tuna salad.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 2 170-g cans flaked white tuna, packed in water, drained well

  • 4 large roasted red peppers, patted dry

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • 1/4 tsp cumin

  • 1/4 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 8 slices whole-wheat bread

  • 1 small head bibb lettuce, washed and dried


  • Break up tuna in a bowl with a fork.

  • Whirl 2 roasted peppers with pecans, oil, garlic, cumin, chili flakes and salt in a food processor until smooth. Stir into tuna along with feta and cilantro. Coarsely chop remaining peppers.

  • Spread tuna mixture on 4 slices of bread. Top with lettuce and some peppers, then sandwich with remaining bread.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 379, Protein 27g, Carbohydrates 40g, Fat 14g, Fibre 7g, Sodium 1133mg.