This tuna croissant sandwich will give you major nostalgia for the tuna sandwiches you ate growing up! The delicious and flavorful tuna salad is the perfect bed for fresh ingredients and pickles to round out the flavors.
Biting into the flaky, buttery croissant brings a new twist to the classic sandwich, lending a hint of French charm. The slight crunch from the pickles provides a beautiful contrast to the softness of the tuna salad, creating a symphony of textures in your mouth. Every bite will transport you back to your childhood kitchen table, yet with a gourmet touch that makes the experience distinctly modern and unique.
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Next-level satisfaction: A tuna sandwich is always a good way to satisfy hunger, but this tuna salad croissant recipe takes it to the next level. The flaky croissant adds an extra element of decadence to an already delicious sandwich.
Nutritious yet delicious: Tuna is a fantastic source of protein, making this sandwich not only tasty but also incredibly healthy. The addition of vegetables such as celery, green onions, and heritage greens further enhances its nutritional value.
Quick and easy: This recipe is perfect for those hectic days when you have very little time but still want a fulfilling meal. It’s a breeze to put together and packs in so much flavor that you’ll want to make it the next time, too!
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this delicious croissant sandwich with tuna:
Croissant: Regular croissants are great, but a sandwich croissant is even better. It gives you more room to pack in that delicious tuna salad. Either way, ensure that your croissants are fresh and flaky. If you find them on sale, don’t hesitate to stock up—they can always be frozen for later use.
Canned Tuna: Always make sure to drain the tuna well to avoid a soggy sandwich.
Mayonnaise: If you want to take your sandwich to the next level, use Kewpie mayonnaise. It’s a Japanese mayo that’s creamier and tangier than regular mayo. If it’s not available at your regular grocery store, regular mayo works fine. You can even make sriracha mayo for an added kick!
Salt and Pepper: Sea salt and black pepper are the keys to bringing out the flavor of the tuna. Feel free to adjust the quantities according to your taste.
How To Make a Tuna Croissant Sandwich
Make the tuna: In a small bowl, add your tuna, celery, green onions, and salt and pepper. Using a spoon, mix until thoroughly combined. Once ready, set aside.
Toast your croissants: Heat your croissant in a toaster and cook until golden brown. Alternatively, you can also heat your croissant in the oven at 350˚F for 10 minutes face down.
Assemble your sandwich: Start assembling your sandwich beginning with the tuna, followed by the pickles, tomatoes, onions, and greens. Place the top of the croissant to cover and serve.
- Chop the celery and green onions finely to ensure an even distribution of flavor throughout the sandwich.
- When preparing the tuna salad, combine it in a large bowl to make sure all the ingredients are well-incorporated.
- If your croissants are not fresh, heat them in the oven first. The heat will make the croissants flakier and tastier.
Storage & Reheating
This sandwich is best consumed fresh. However, if you need to store it, it’s best to store the components separately and assemble them when you’re ready to eat. The tuna salad can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and used the next day. The croissant can be reheated in an oven until it’s warm and flaky.
Additions & Substitutions
You can replace the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt or add a squirt of lemon juice for some tanginess. If you want some extra crunch, add some lettuce or cucumber. For those who like it spicy, a sprinkle of chili flakes can do the trick.
What should I serve with this tuna salad sandwich recipe?
There are many options you can choose from. Some great ones that come to mind are potato chips, pasta salad, fruit salad, or even tomato soup! The possibilities are truly endless depending on how you’re feeling on the day.
Can I make this in advance?
You can make the separate ingredients in advance like the tuna salad and slice the ingredients to have them ready. I would recommend not adding them together beforehand, as the tuna may make the bun and the rest of the ingredients soggy.
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Tuna Croissant Sandwich
- 1 croissant sandwich
- 1 can tuna
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
- ¼ cup red onion sliced
- ¼ cup celery chopped
- 2 tbsp green onions sliced
- ¼ cup Heritage Greens
- 2-3 pickles sliced
- 1 tomato sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, add your tuna, celery, green onions, and salt and pepper.
- Using a spoon mix until thoroughly combined. Once ready, set aside.
- Heat your croissant in a toaster and cook until golden brown.
- Once ready, place the croissant sandwich on a serving plate.
- Start assembling your sandwich beginning with the tuna, followed by the pickles, tomatoes, onions, and greens.
- Place the top of the croissant to cover.
- Serve and enjoy!