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Video:Delectable Tuna Fish Sandwich Add Ins

with Stephanie Gallagher

Discover 8 creative tuna fish sandwich add ins that will really jazz up your basic brown bag staple.See Transcript

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Transcript:Delectable Tuna Fish Sandwich Add Ins

Say goodbye to boring tuna fish sandwiches forever. I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, I'll show you eight creative ways to jazz up those tuna fish sandwiches.

Ideas for Tuna Fish Sandwich Add Ins

The first idea is to add a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. You can add as much or as little as you want. I'd start with a few tablespoons, maybe as much as 1/4 cup for a tuna salad that is made with 12 oz. of tuna.

To add a sweet punch of flavor, add some sweetened dried cranberries or cherries. I like to make this tuna salad in the fall around Thanksgiving. You don't have to add much, again start with just a few tablespoons. Taste, and add more if you like.

More Tuna Fish Sandwich Add Ins

Walnuts are another great, unique addition to tuna salad. Try stirring in some walnuts by themselves -- about 1/4 cup adds some nice crunch -- or layer them with something sweet like the dried cranberries or raisins.

Chopped olives make a briny addition to tuna fish sandwiches. If you're a fan of nicoise salads, you'll like this one. You can use green or black olives.

Dijon mustard is a simple flavor enhancer that packs a big punch. It has an effect similar to adding spicy mustard to deviled eggs - just gives it some zip.

Additional Tuna Fish Sandwich Add Ins

Shredded carrots are the unsung heros of tuna salad making, as far as I'm concerned. They add not only crunch, but color, and I find them to be a bright addition to any tuna salad sandwich.

Similarly, diced red bell peppers add crunch, color and brightness to tuna salads, and they work well as an addition on their own or with other finely-chopped vegetables, like carrots and celery.

Finally, pesto makes an unusual addition to tuna fish sandwiches. I'd go with just a few tablespoons at first and see if it needs more. Again, you can layer the flavors - try adding pesto with Parmesan cheese and grated carrots. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination.

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