May 4, 2017

Cure Your Cravings! 3 of the Most Delightful Subway Tuna Salad Recipes

Subway Tuna Salad Recipe

Classic Tuna Salad is my go-to lunch from Subway because it’s healthy and most importantly, it’s tasty. Their tuna salad is the most delightful salad I’ve ever tasted and admit it, the dressing is even more perfect, right? I’ve enjoyed and loved it since I was in college up until now.

Though I’d regularly go on a diet after gaining a few pounds (I’m not very disciplined, you know) every time I have attained my goal weight, I still can’t resist ordering tuna salad whenever I pass by Subway.

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I’d rather jog for half an hour (as per my calorie calculator) after consuming the dressed salad than not order at all. Sorry if my addition to Subway’s Tuna Salad turns you off.

Of course we’re not going to talk about Subway’s salad throughout this article - we’ll do better. I’m going to give you the Subway Tuna Salad Recipe!

There are also times when I crave for it but I can’t leave home due to a pile of work waiting impatiently on my desk or for some other reason. So I and my friend spent time experimenting how to copy Subway’s Tuna Salad Recipe on our own.

I’ve got a good taste you know. It’s like my tongue always knows what distinct tastes individual ingredients give on food. Maybe I got that “talent” from my mother who cooks so well or I just ate too much food in my entire existence.

Going back, I and my good friend tried our own take on Subway’s Tuna Salad Recipe and I’m telling you, we were so very close to that glorious Subway taste! Perhaps Subway has a secret liquid or something contained in a vial kept in a secured chamber that furnishes the taste of their Tuna Salad don’t you think? Nevertheless, the tuna salads we made were the bombs! I’m totally not bragging.

So I’m going to list three tuna salad recipes with the ingredients and all. The first one was the simple Subway Tuna Salad Recipe and the rest were modified Subway Tuna Salad Recipes. You’re welcome to try all recipes on your own and add your personal touch. Shall we get started?

Recipe 1: The Subway Tuna Salad Recipe

What you’ll need

  • 1 big ripe tomato
  • ½ white onion
  • 2 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 25 ounces chunk light tuna (in water; drained)
  • ½ tbsp. salt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sliced bread

Serving size: 4-5 pax

Procedure

Step 1

Slice onion and tomatoes into thin rings. Combine sliced onions and tomatoes in a salad bowl together with torn lettuce leaves. Set aside.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, mix the flaky tuna, salt, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Stir vigorously for 3-4 minutes until chunks break off completely. You can also use a food processor to blend the ingredients until smooth. Blending also gives a thick texture which is more desirable.

Step 3

Scoop 4-5 tbsp of the dressing and top it over the salad. Mix well. If there’s any excess dressing, put it in the chiller.

Step 4

Fill the bread with the salad dressing. Enjoy!

Recipe 2: Cheesy Bacon Subway Tuna Salad Recipe

Now, this is what I call “heaven”. Tuna + Bacon + Lots of cheese? What more can you ask for? This particular recipe is a favorite of people of all ages – my boss loves it, my parents love it, and even my little niece loves it! You ought to try this delicious recipe.

What you’ll need

  • 1 big ripe tomato
  • ½ white onion
  • 2 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 25 ounces chunk light tuna (in water; drained)
  • ​½ tbsp. salt
  • 1/3 tbsp pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp bacon bits
  • Sliced bread

Serving size: 4-5 pax

Procedure

Step 1

Slice onion and tomatoes into thin rings. Combine sliced onions and tomatoes, bacon bits, and minced parsley in a salad bowl together with torn lettuce leaves. Set aside.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, mix the flaky tuna, salt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and cheddar cheese. Stir vigorously for 3-4 minutes until tuna chunks break off completely. Similar to the first recipe, you can alternatively use a food processor to blend the ingredients until smooth for a thicker sauce.

Step 3

Scoop 4-5 tbsp of the dressing and top it over the salad. Mix well. If there are any bacon bits left, sprinkle it on top of. If there’s any excess dressing, put it in the chiller.

Step 4

Fill the bread with the salad dressing. Enjoy!

Recipe 3: Healthy Subway Tuna Salad Recipe

By “healthy”, I means no fats and oils. I’m sorry but we’ve got to eliminate mayonnaise from our diets every once in a while to maintain our blood pressures at bay. Eating a healthy tuna sandwich doesn’t mean missing out on the good taste – it’s actually otherwise.

What if I tell you that we’ll be using cottage cheese? Yes, cheese. I’m quite obsessed with cottage cheese because it contains tons of proteins and calcium. It keeps us feeling full longer too plus it tastes great.

What you’ll need

  • 1 big ripe tomato
  • ½ white onion
  • 2 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 25 ounces chunk light tuna (in water; drained)
  • ½ tbsp. salt
  • 1/3 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp bacon bits
  • Sliced bread

Serving size: 4-5 pax

Procedure

Step 1

Slice onion and tomatoes into thin rings. Combine sliced onions and tomatoes in a salad bowl together with torn lettuce leaves. Set aside.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, mix the flaky tuna, salt, cottage cheese, and lemon juice. Stir vigorously for 3-4 minutes until tuna chunks break off completely. Similar to the first recipe, you can alternatively use a food processor to blend the ingredients until smooth for a thicker sauce.

Step 3

Scoop 4-5 tbsp of the dressing and top it over the salad. Mix well. If there’s any excess dressing, put it in the chiller.

Step 4

Fill the bread with the salad dressing. Enjoy!

​Final Thoughts

If for some reason cottage cheese isn’t available, you can also use avocado, Greek yogurt, and Cannellini beans. Just make sure to blend them in a blender or food processor to achieve the same thickness as the mayonnaise. They all have a subtle taste so it's up to you to adjust the inputs of salt and pepper according to how mild or strong you want the final taste to be.

Those three Subway Tuna Salad Recipes were the only ones I know how to make as of the moment. I’ll try to make another post about it in the near future. If there’s anything you want to know more or clarify, please don’t hesitate to comment below. Also, share your thoughts about our recipes in the comment section below.

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    Jade Evans

    Hi there, I’m Jade, a person passionate about cooking and all things food-related. My kitchen inspirations were my mother and grandmother who have always regarded cooking as an art. As a mother of two daughters, I find it hard to keep up with my cooking sometimes, so I sought the help of other food bloggers to curate fantastic and hearty dishes for you, my readers. This blog chronicles my food ventures, original recipes, and cooking tips to inspire and ignite the inner foodie in you.

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