Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe

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This Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe is so easy to make and cheaper than going to Subway! You’ll love the convenience of making this delicious tuna salad sandwich at home.

hand holding Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat

Subway Tuna Sandwich Toppings

The best part about this recipe is that you can make the sandwich exactly how you want it! Use as much tuna as you want, your favorite sub sandwich buns, and whichever toppings you love. You can even add seasonings and sauces to your taste. It’s your sandwich!

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We love this recipe for making an easy lunch that feels like take out. No waiting and far less expensive! This way you can have your favorite sandwich anytime. And it comes together in minutes.

mixing up tuna salad

Looking for more easy sandwich ideas? Check out this Air Fryer Toasted Sandwich, Easy BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe, or Bagel Deli Turkey Sandwich Recipe.

tuna stuffed Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe

How To Make The Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe

Start by prepping your toppings. Here we used lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Slice them to your likening.

Next, mix up the tuna salad. Open the tuna can and drain out the water. You can easily do this by pressing the top of the can to the tuna and flipping the can upside down above your sink. The water will drain out, leaving the tuna behind.

Place tuna in a mixing bowl and add mayonnaise. Mix until combined. Open sub roll and add tuna. Top with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. And it’s ready to serve!

hand holding copycat Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich

Cooking Tips

  • You can buy the lettuce pre-shredded or slice it yourself
  • One of the benefits of making this sandwich at home is that a can of tuna makes more tuna salad than Subway serves on their sandwiches
  • Add cheese if you like…. mozzarella, provolone, and white American cheese are all good options

bowl of tuna salad

Why Does Restaurant Tuna Salad Taste Better?

Typically restaurant tuna salad is made in advance, so the flavors have a chance to meld, creating a more delicious mixture. If you want your homemade tuna salad to taste similar to a restaurant’s, mix it up ahead of time and chill in the fridge.

close-up of tuna salad with toppings

What Are Good Toppings On A Tuna Salad Sandwich?

Some delicious toppings for a tuna salad are chopped bell pepper, chopped celery, dill pickles, sesame seeds, mustard, olives, water chestnuts, cheese slices, capers, and even chopped jalapeños, just to name a few. Fresh chopped veggies make a tuna salad sandwich taste refreshing and give it a great crunch.

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What To Serve With This Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe

How about a complimentary side like Cucumber Apple Salad, Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries, or Air Fryer Zucchini Chips?

And for a refreshing beverage, try Raspberry Infused Flavored Water Recipe, Instant Pot Peach Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Peaches, or Best Ever Homemade Freshly Squeezed Lemonade Recipe.

hand holding easy lunch Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe

More Sandwich Recipes To Try

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Tilapia Fish Sandwich Recipe With Coleslaw

Lox Sandwich Recipe With Avocado And Onion

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Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe

This Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe is so easy to make and cheaper than going to Subway! You'll love the convenience of making this delicious tuna salad sandwich at home.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Lunch, Sandwich, Seafood
Keyword: Subway Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Recipe
Cooking Method: No-Cook
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 415kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 oz lettuce shredded
  • 2 oz tomato 2 slices
  • 1 oz red onion
  • 5 oz tuna in water
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 1 sandwich bun subway sandwich

Instructions

  • Start by prepping your toppings. This recipe uses lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Slice them to your likening.
  • Open the tuna can and drain out the water. You can easily do this by pressing the top of the can to the tuna and flipping the can upside down above your sink. The water will drain out, leaving the tuna behind.
  • Place tuna in a mixing bowl and add mayonnaise. Mix until combined.
  • Open sub roll and add tuna.
  • Top with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. And it's ready to serve!

Notes

  • You can buy the lettuce pre-shredded or slice it yourself
  • One of the benefits of making this sandwich at home is that a can of tuna makes more tuna salad than Subway serves on their sandwiches
  • Add cheese if you like.... mozzarella, provolone, and white American cheese are all good options
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. BM
    BM says:

    5 stars
    I am so excited to try this! We. Just had subway tuna last night and I told my 3 year old daughter I need to learn how to make it the same! I like to have tuna salad! Thank you!!

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