This is similar to classic tuna fish salad but with a kick. My boyfriend made this when we were out of relish and decided to substitute with jalapenos. It was awesome! I added the relish back in to give it a sweetness along with the spiciness.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir tuna, Cheddar cheese, diced jalapeno, mayonnaise, relish, lemon juice, and pepper together in a bowl. Spread tuna mixture on a slice of toast and top with remaining slice to make a sandwich.

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Cook's Note:

You can eat the tuna on bread, toast, or cook it like a grilled cheese sandwich to make a tuna melt.

Nutrition Facts

321.9 calories; protein 27.5g 55% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 36.5mg 12% DV; sodium 637.2mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2014
Two slices of bread for four sandwiches just doesn t work (at least not in this house). Made two servings today using a 4-oz can of albacore tuna fish two slices of toasted bread and my homemade pickled jalapenos...it was a big sandwich and we split it for lunch. We liked the flavor that the jalapenos brought to the tuna salad but did not care for the sweet pickle relish. I ve never seen cheddar cheese crumbles in the store so I just chopped up some cheddar and did add a little salt to the tuna salad. If I were to make this again I d skip the sweet relish and just roll with the jalapeños and cheddar adding a little chopped onion and celery. I think this would be a good candidate for a delicious tuna melt as the recipe author suggests. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2014
I love all of these ingredients so made it as my lunch. I doubled the jalapenos & added hot dog relish for some mustard "kick". I left out the cheese (crumbles?). Next time I would add a lot more jalapenos and this seemed to cry out for chopped dill pickles onion and celery - in other words my standard tuna salad with jalapenos added. I like some crunch to my tuna which this just didn't have. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2014
I love all of these ingredients so made it as my lunch. I doubled the jalapenos & added hot dog relish for some mustard "kick". I left out the cheese (crumbles?). Next time I would add a lot more jalapenos and this seemed to cry out for chopped dill pickles onion and celery - in other words my standard tuna salad with jalapenos added. I like some crunch to my tuna which this just didn't have. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2014
Two slices of bread for four sandwiches just doesn t work (at least not in this house). Made two servings today using a 4-oz can of albacore tuna fish two slices of toasted bread and my homemade pickled jalapenos...it was a big sandwich and we split it for lunch. We liked the flavor that the jalapenos brought to the tuna salad but did not care for the sweet pickle relish. I ve never seen cheddar cheese crumbles in the store so I just chopped up some cheddar and did add a little salt to the tuna salad. If I were to make this again I d skip the sweet relish and just roll with the jalapeños and cheddar adding a little chopped onion and celery. I think this would be a good candidate for a delicious tuna melt as the recipe author suggests. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2015
Ok. So I have made this twice once with lemon juice and once without. We preferred it without the lemon juice. This recipe as is makes two sandwiches not four. I don't usually keep relish on hand I use one chopped garlic dill. I also increased the mayonnaise. The kids and I both enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2015
Made this almost exactly as described. I didn't have any jalapeños so instead I added 2 packets of dominos pizza crushed red pepper. A little bit of lettuce and tomato on Italian bread that I toasted in the oven with a little more cheese on top. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2019
I added more jalapeños For more kick and added salt. It is pretty good snack for me going forward. Read More