I love creating new variations on tuna sandwiches. I made this for my husband's lunch the other day, and he wanted them again for dinner that night! When I made this, I didn't measure anything, just started throwing things in a bowl...adjust to your taste and enjoy!

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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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  • In a medium bowl, mix together tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, pesto, and garlic.

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  • Make four sandwiches by layering tuna, lettuce, and tomato slices between slices of bread. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

341.7 calories; 23.8 g protein; 34.6 g carbohydrates; 24 mg cholesterol; 600.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2008
Great twist on a tuna sandich! I used roasted red pepper in place of the tomato and garlic powder instead of minced garlic. The flavors of the mustard and pesto didn't overpower the tuna. It was a nice blend. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
Made this recipe as is and it was okay. I didn't like the flavor the mustard added to it. I love pesto and it's a great way to jazz up boring old tuna but I will leave out the mustard in the future. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2008
Great twist on a tuna sandich! I used roasted red pepper in place of the tomato and garlic powder instead of minced garlic. The flavors of the mustard and pesto didn't overpower the tuna. It was a nice blend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2007
Made a half recipe with albacore and a little extra mayo to moisten a bit more then served in pita halves with chopped tomatoes and a bit of shredded mozzarella. (Didn't have lettuce.) Excellent taste. Thanks for the interesting delicious idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2007
My husband who doesn't even like tuna liked this recipe. I don't eat tuna any other way now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2007
pesto....tuna....mustard? you say crazy I say DELISH! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2006
I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. I forgot to add the mustard and it was still delicious. I served on toasted whole wheat bread and put just a bit extra pesto (I really love pesto). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
Garlic Pesto Tuna Sandwich Haiku: "I owe you Carrie! Your tuna is inspired! Made a great sandwich!" I was craving a tuna sammie this afternoon and after poking around the fridge in an attempt to liven up my ho-hum mayo-tuna I stumbled upon Carrie's recipe and loe and behold I had these ingredients on hand. The only change that I made was to toast my bread adding a slice of provolone near the end of its ding b/c that sounded like a nummy compliment to the pesto flavor. What can I say except yum as I wipe the last crumbs away from my keyboard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
I would never have thought to put pesto and tuna together but it works and is yummy! Thanks for the new twist on tuna salad sandwiches! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2005
I love pesto but never thought to put it with tuna. Glad I found this recipe they are a great combo Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2010
Really good way to make a lowfat sandwich filling with lots of flavor. I actually found pesto on the cheap at my local Grocery Outlet so it really wasn't super expensive to buy it to try. I used a lowfat mayo and used whole grain bread. My youngest boy took a couple bites and refused to eat anymore. Very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
Made this recipe as is and it was okay. I didn't like the flavor the mustard added to it. I love pesto and it's a great way to jazz up boring old tuna but I will leave out the mustard in the future. Read More
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