Paired with a Farmhouse Ale/Saison
I’m not sure about you guys, but it has been quite the busy winter. I can’t believe that spring is almost here. Time is just flying! This is why I’m super thankful for super simple recipes like these grown-up tuna salad sandwiches. Lunch has become an escape for me, especially since I have been so busy, and I look forward to it every day. I’m always looking for ways to keep lunch exciting, and what I crave the most usually involves a sandwich of some kind.
I’m always trying to elevate sandwiches. They can quickly get super boring, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Growing up, I loved tuna salad. It’s just one of those recipes that takes me straight back to my childhood, but let’s be honest, tuna salad can get boring if you don’t brighten it up with other ingredients. This is why I am absolutely obsessed with these grown-up tuna salad sandwiches.
It all starts and ends with Cobblestone Bread Co. Million Dollar White Bread. This bread you guys…this bread is the perfect platform for this tuna salad. It is super soft, but not so soft that it falls apart when you layer on the ingredients. It really holds up well. It has a slight sweetness that really complements the extreme savoriness of the rest of the ingredients. It is also soooo good when you toast it. For this particular recipe, I didn’t toast it because I was preparing them for weekday lunches. If you are eating it right away, toasting it will really add some great texture!
These sandwiches are totally brag-worthy. Your coworkers will beg you to bring them a sandwich of their own!
Beer While I certainly don’t think it’s the best of ideas to drink beer at 12 in the afternoon, I do think that these sandwiches will pair really well with a farmhouse ale at dinner time. That’s right. These sandwiches are just as good for dinner. This is the time of year when farmhouse ales start to show up in most beer shops. They are light, but still so full of flavor and really complement fresh vegetables nicely. If you are enjoying one of these bundles of deliciousness for dinner, pair it with a farmhouse ale. It’s a match made in heaven!
Be sure to follow Cobblestone Bread Co. at cobblestonebreadco.com
Grown-Up Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Yields 4 sandwiches
15 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (zest from about 1 lemon)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh basil
- 2 tablespoon fresh mint
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- pinch of crushed red pepper
- 3 cans albacore tuna
- 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, diced (from a jar)
- 8 slices Cobblestone Bread Co. Million Dollar White Bread
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced thin lengthwise
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced thin
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced thin
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup sliced red cabbage
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat's cheese
- In the bowl of your food processor, combine the Greek yogurt, mayo, lemon zest, olive oil, basil, mint, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and crushed red pepper. Pulse until the herbs are broken up and all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.
- Add the tuna and roasted red peppers to the bowl with the mayo mixture and toss to coat. Set aside.
- Layer your sandwiches by starting with a generous helping of tuna salad on top of a slice of Cobblestone Bread Co. Million Dollar White Bread. Then add the cucumber, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, baby spinach, red cabbage, and goat's cheese. Sprinkle with additional crushed red pepper if you wish and then top with a second slice of Cobblestone Bread Co. Million Dollar White Bread.
- Cut the sandwich in half and serve immediately for best results. Enjoy!
Cooking time refers to cooking time for hard-boiled eggs.