When I lived in Tucson, AZ I worked in a gourmet sandwich shop that had the most delicious Tuna salad. They kept the exact recipe a secret but it was packed with fresh dill, sweet pickle and sliced almonds were scattered over top. One of the things I miss the most about Tucson is their unique sandwiches. I have been recreating them in my own ways since.
This tuna is as close as I’m ever going to get with some of my own touches added in, namely the onion and cranberries. It’s insanely delicious made into a melt with wheat bread, swiss cheese and lots of crispy almonds. I bid you to make this tonight for your brown bag lunch tomorrow, you will look forward to it all morning long. If it lasts that long. You might just hear it calling to you during the night. A tasty midnight snack!
Gourmet Tuna Salad
1 (5 ounce) can solid white albacore tuna, drained
Mayonnaise (the amount based on your personal taste)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon diced sweet pickle
1 tablespoon diced red onion
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 tablespoon sliced Almonds
Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Flake your drained tuna in a medium bowl using a fork. Add the mayo, dill, pickle,
onion, and cranberries. Combine and season with salt and pepper.
Serve over a salad, on a sandwich or all on its own.
Sprinkle the almonds on top.