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open faced tuna sandwich

Open-Faced Tuna Sandwich with Basil, Lemon, Apple and Celery

The freshest open-faced tuna sandwich you'll ever taste! This recipe is inspired by Martha Stewart's favorite way to enjoy tuna and is packed with fresh ingredients including lemon juice, celery, apple and basil. You combine these ingredients with tuna and mayo and scoop over freshly toasted bread for a simple lunch or dinner. It is the best way to enjoy tuna!

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword avo toast, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 588 kcal


  • 6-8 oz good quality tuna packed in oil, drained
  • 1 stalk celery, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch pieces Pink Lady, Gala or Macintosh are good varieties
  • 1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 slices good quality multigrain bread


  1. Add chopped celery, apples, basil and lemon juice to a medium sized mixing bowl. 

  2. Drain your tuna and add to the celery and apple mixture.

  3. Mix in mayonnaise and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust ingredients to taste; If salad seems too dry, add a little more mayonnaise. 

  4. Toast 4 slices of toast. Divide the toasts onto two plates. 

  5. Scoop 1/4 of the tuna salad mixture on each slice bread. Garnish with fresh herbs, coarse salt and freshly ground pepper and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Facts
Open-Faced Tuna Sandwich with Basil, Lemon, Apple and Celery
Amount Per Serving (2 sandwiches)
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.3g30%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 1305mg57%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 46.7g16%
Fiber 9.5g40%
Sugar 8.9g10%
Protein 57.6g115%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.