Tuna Salad Sandwich with Capers and Pickles

When I was working at the Center for Culinary Development, we all had our own way of making a tuna salad sandwich. My favorite tuna salad sandwich always included pickles.

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Tuna Salad Sandwich with Capers and Pickles

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Total Time: 15 m
  • Servings:


  • 2 cans of tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 rib celery finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons bread-and-butter pickles chopped
  • 6 radishes sliced or chopped
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices sourdough or ciabatta bread
  • 1/2 head butter lettuce
  • 1 tomato sliced


  1. Combine the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, capers, pickles, radishes, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well with a fork or spatula.
  2. Toast the bread slices under the broiler or in the air fryer until lightly brown.
  3. Place some butter lettuce and a slice or two of tomato down on four of the slices of toasted bread. Divide the tuna salad between the slices and top with the second piece of toasted bread. Enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never tried radishes in my tuna! Or the capers! I will add some when I make mine today! Mary

  2. I add onions, dill pickle relish, chopped peperocinis, green olives, a little mayo, squirt of mustard to my tuna salad mix.

  3. 4 stars
    I’ll try adding radishes next time. For my tuna salad, I use tuna packed in olive oil (drained) and I also add about 1/4 c (drained) sauerkraut. Gives the taste a little zip. I also add a little chopped scallions (maybe 1 T.)

    1. The recipe does not call for red onions. You can add a couple tablespoons of chopped red onion if you like.

  4. 5 stars
    BJC, this is the best tuna salad recipe. So tasty and different! We made the recipe as shown but unfortunately we didn’t have radishes. I’m sure they would have given the tuna salad an extra layer of deliciousness. Next time. All around scrumptious recipe. Thanks!

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