What is a Sandwich? Creating with Tuna Salad

Family lore has it that our stepfather once made a Rice a Roni sandwich.

The story goes like this: As Pete was getting ready for his night shift job, he was making lunch and the pickings were slim. He gathered what was available and voila! the Rice a Roni sandwich was born. While I do not remember this particular meal, Pete *was* like MacGuyver in the kitchen creating meals from the most unlikely of ingredients so there is a possibility that there is some meat tooth’s story.

Raya and I have been working up tasty combinations to share for National Sandwich month and this story has been rattling around in my brain. We agree that, by definition, a sandwich is an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or other filling between them, eaten as a light meal but what happens when a sandwich is made with an item of food that is between something OTHER than bread?

Today we made tuna salad and instead of bread we made a wrap using Rosemary and Olive Oil “Mission Wraps” and slices of cucumbers from the garden. They were delicious and seemed like sandwiches to us!

Before you check out the recipe, please let us know…what is your favorite way to make a sandwich?

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Tuna Salad
A quick and light meal using fresh ingredients and a splash of vinegar for a delightful tang.
Course Sandwich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Sandwich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. While eggs are boiling, dice cucumbers and onions
  2. Drain tuna and mix with cucumbers and onion. Add a splash of vinegar and spices
  3. After eggs are cooled and peeled, dice and add to mixture
  4. Add mayo to taste and mix well.
  5. Chill until ready to serve. (I find letting the mixture sit a bit gives a better flavor)

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