Sandwich with spicy tuna

Turn an ordinary tuna-mayonnaise sandwich into something special by adding a touch of curry, chutney and tomato sauce to the mayonnaise. It is packed with flavour and the extra seasonings means less mayo is needed, which could be very high in salt and unhealthy fats.

Ready in

20 mins

Serving size

Serves 4


  • 1 x 170 g tin tuna in water, drained
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chutney
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) mild curry powder or to taste
  • 8 slices wholewheat or brown bread


  1. Mix tuna, mayonnaise, chutney and tomato sauce and season with curry powder. Divide mixture between 4 slices of bread.
  2. Close the sandwiches with the remaining 4 slices of bread and toast in a toaster or serve as it is.
  3. To pack in a lunch box, you can pack the tuna mixture separately and spread on toast or bread when you are ready to eat. Serve with salad ingredients like lettuce and cucumber or fresh fruit of your choice.


  1. Chopped fresh herbs, like parsley or coriander will be delicious in this tuna mixture.
  2. If you are not toasting this sandwich, add lettuce or tomato for an added crunch.
  3. Make your own chicken mayonnaise sandwich. Substitute tuna for 1 cup cooked chicken and use as above.
  4. Remember when buying mayonnaise, chutney and tomato sauce to choose the best quality possible that is lower in salt, sugar and fat.

Tuna sandwich shapes

Tuna sandwich shapes for the kids

Look how much fun the kids can have in the kitchen. It’s also a great way to keep them busy in a creative way. Give them some cookie cutters or even small glasses to have fun making sandwich shapes with the tuna filling. It’s a quick and easy recipe and so flavourful. If your little ones are not used to the taste of curry powder yet, you can leave that out of the recipe.

Tuna sandwich shapes

Quick sarmie ideas

School and office lunches just got a whole lot easier! Be creative with sandwich toppings.


This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 2nd edition: Breakfast, Lunch and snacks

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