A really good tuna sandwich filling
This is my daughter Kate’s favourite sandwich filling (along with homemade BLTs!) It makes enough for 1 generously filled sandwich, a large wholemeal bap or pitta bread or two smaller rolls
Time: 5-6 minutes
Cost: About 60-70p
1/2 a medium (200g) can of tuna
1 tbsp very finely chopped onion
1 heaped tbsp French-style mayonnaise
Freshly ground black pepper
A little grated lemon rind or a small squeeze of lemon juice (optional but good)
1 small pickled cucumber or half a larger one, finely chopped (again optional, but pickled cucumbers are quite cheap)
Drain the tuna and tip into a cup or bowl. Break it up with a fork then mix in the onion and mayo. Season with freshly ground black pepper (you shouldn’t need salt) and a little finely grated lemon rind or small squeeze of lemon juice if you have some. Stir in the chopped pickled cucumber if using then fill your sandwich or roll(s) - having spread them first thinly with a soft butter (or other) spread. If you don’t have any pickled cucumbers just top the tuna filling with thin slices of fresh cucumber, some snipped cress or some sprouted seeds.
* Pickled cucumbers are great in all sorts of sandwiches and rolls - smoked ham, salami, corned beef or pastrami and cream cheese (with smoked salmon if you feel like splashing out) After you've opened the jar keep them in the fridge
* Canned tuna is a storecupboard ingredient it's well worth buying in bulk (provided you like it, obviously). There are often special offers on it if you buy 3 or 4 cans at a time.