Tuna Salad Grinders #SundaySupper

Tuna Salad Grinder |Cindy's Recipes and Writings

Hot, crispy Tuna Salad Grinders make a quick meal for busy families. Kids love the tuna. Moms love the “no clean up.”

This week Sunday Supper says bring the kids into the kitchen! We’re focusing on kids and the kid in us as we share stories and kid related favorite recipes with you.
Do you cook with your kids or grandkids?
When my daughter was young, cooking was THE LAST thing that interested her. She didn’t even like making herself sandwiches!
She worshipped the can opener. A cold can of Spaghetti O’s was all that hungry teenager wanted. She would eat that pasta cold right out of the can. I kid you not. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun.)
That didn’t stop me from trying to teach her old school how to make dough, soups and cakes.
She reluctantly learned how to cook. She turned out to be a fantastic cook. Her husband is no slouch in the kitchen either. He even makes award winning sushi. 😉
That is not the end of the story.
I was blessed with a granddaughter that couldn’t get enough of getting her hands in the dough. Baking cookies and even cheesecakes are a snap for her.
When she was little, I took her to the adult daycare center where I volunteered.

She loved to help out in the kitchen. Here she’s making a “Dirt Cake” with gummy worms too!


One of her favorite lunches then and still is would be tuna salad. Stuff a roll with Gram’s tuna salad, black olives, spinach and tomatoes. Put it under the broiler for a few minutes and get the roll all crispy and crunchy.
My lovely baby girl was happy as could be! A few oven fries didn’t hurt either!

Tuna Salad Grinder | Cindy's Recipes and Writings

Try it broiled or not and you are in for a treat. Salty olives and capers with moist, lemony tuna and spinach make a delightful sandwich.

Tuna Salad Grinders |Cindy's Recipes and Writings

Tuna Salad Grinders

Tuna Salad Grinders


  • 1 5-ounce can tuna, drained
  • 1 tablespoon celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon shallot or red onion , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon capers, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced
  • 1 hoagie or steak roll


  • Mix together tuna, celery, shallots, capers, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
  • Slice roll 3/4 way through. Layer spinach, tomato, tuns salad and top with olives.
  • Broil on high for 1 or 2 minutes until bread is crisp and top of sandwich is browned.
  • Serve.
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  7. Monica says:

    This is a favorite in our house too! I love your addition of olives but our kids wouldn’t touch them!!!!

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  9. Candace says:

    Yum! This looks so much tastier than just regular tuna sandwiches!

  10. Liz says:

    I’d be happy as a clam with this tuna grinder for my lunches this week! Yum!!
    P.S. Your granddaughter is a doll!
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  11. How fortunate you have fish lovers at home! The kids I work with won’t go near it if they know its there :-)
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  14. Way to go! You’re hard work as a cook and mom paid off. So glad to hear your daughter is over spaghetti o’s. My son loves tuna sandwiches. This is a great version.
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  15. I never think to make tuna salad at home. I don’t know why not! I wonder if my kids would like it (they’re 2yo and younger).
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