Mrs. Cook’s Tuna Fish Sandwich

Mrs. Cook’s Tuna Fish Sandwich

I saved this tuna fish sandwich recipe awhile ago and filed it into quick lunches.  When I’m in a hurry and need something fast to feed my kids for lunch, tuna fish sandwiches or grilled tuna fish and cheese are a go to for me.  Adding walnuts to tuna was an intriguing idea for me.

This tuna fish sandwich recipe with walnuts adds a great texture to the sandwich.  With every bite you get a nice crunch and the flavors compliment each other well.  It has a nice balance between the tuna and walnuts.  My five year old would disagree.  She decided today that she hates walnuts and refused to eat more than a few bites of her sandwich.  My oldest loved this sandwich and was excited there was some filling left.

Tuna Fish Sandwich Filling

Tuna Fish Sandwich Filling

One of the things I like best about tuna fish is that it isn’t too costly and everyone in my house likes it.  It is fast to pop open a can, add a little mayo and you have lunch.  The filling this made could easily make 5 sandwiches.  I’ve estimated the cost to be about $4.26, bringing each sandwich to 85 cents.

One thing I am going to add next time I make this is either finely diced apples or dried cranberries.  I think it would be delicious.

Tuna Fish Sandwich

Original Recipe

Tuna Fish Sandwich.  One heaping cupful of tuna fish, 1 cup of fine chopped English walnuts, 2/3 cups of mayonnaise dressing.  Take the tuna fish and break into small pieces adding the find chopped English walnuts.  Over this pour the mayonnaise dressing and mix thoroughly.  If mayonnaise is too thick, thin it with sweet cream.  Cut your slices of bread into triangle pieces and remove the crust.  Then spread the tun fish filling and place a lettuce leaf on top.  Lastly, place the other slice of bread.

Mrs. Roy L. Cook, 1420 Wayne Avenue.

Printed in The Dayton Herald on March 20, 1919.

Tuna Sandwich Recipe

Tuna Fish Sandwich

Tuna Fish Sandwich Filling recipe from 1919
Course Sandwiches
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 1 cup tuna 2 small cans
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped fine
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 10 slices bread


  1. Chop the walnuts and flake the tuna into small chunks. Combine the walnuts, tuna and mayonnaise and mix well. Fill the bread with the filling and add lettuce if wanted.

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