Classic Tuna Salad Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a good tuna sandwich? I love them and here is a recipe that inspired me to mix things up a bit.

Craig Claiborne’s version of the classic lunchbox staple. Celery, red onion, and red bell pepper add crunch; capers and lemon juice lend a little tang.


2 (6-ounce) cans solid white, water, packed tuna

½ cup mayonnaise, preferably homemade or use organic

½ cup finely diced celery

3 tablespoons finely diced red onion

3 tablespoons finely minced red bell pepper

2 tablespoons drained capers

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Sliced sandwich bread of choice


In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, bell pepper, capers and lemon juice. Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on the sandwich bread of your choice.

Bon appetit!

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