Spicy Tuna Fish Sandwich

This spicy tuna fish sandwich is similar to the classic tuna fish salad but with a kick. My boyfriend made this when we were out of relish and decided to substitute with jalapenos. It was awesome! I added the relish back in to give it a sweetness along with the spiciness.

By Catherine Brown


  • 1 (12 ounce) can tuna, drained
  • ¼ cup Cheddar cheese crumbles (Optional)
  • 8 slices jarred jalapeno pepper, diced, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (Optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bread, toasted


  • Step 1 Stir tuna, Cheddar cheese, diced jalapeno, mayonnaise, relish, lemon juice, and pepper together in a bowl. Spread tuna mixture on a slice of toast and top with remaining slice to make a sandwich.

Cook’s Note:

You can eat the tuna on bread, toast, or cook it like a grilled cheese sandwich to make a tuna melt.

Nutrition Facts

Protein: 27.5g55 %Carbohydrates: 27.8g9 %Dietary Fiber: 1.5g6 %Fat: 10.6g16 %Saturated Fat: 3.1g16 %Cholesterol: 36.5mg12 %Vitamin A Iu: 332.2IU7 %Niacin Equivalents: 18.6mg143 %Vitamin B6: 0.4mg25 %Vitamin C: 2.6mg4 %Folate: 62.4mcg16 %Calcium: 148.1mg15 %Iron: 3.5mg19 %Magnesium: 38.7mg14 %Potassium: 282.3mg8 %Sodium: 637.2mg26 %Thiamin: 0.2mg