Feb 2, 2015

Salmon Sandwich

Healthy Salmon Sandwich

A recipe for a simple sandwich? Yes, and I’ll tell you why. This salmon sandwich is healthy enough to have for dinner! Think about it. You have an excellent protein in the fish, whole grains in the bread, and a vegetable in the lettuce. Then there’s the long list of red salmon health benefits from benefiting your heart to your bones. I grew up in Canada. We do salmon sandwiches. I never had a tuna sandwich until I was 25. I always have canned salmon at home so I  often have a salmon sandwich for lunch and when time was short I’ve had one for dinner.

I never expected to be posting a sandwich recipe but I think I have to. I had some friends over recently and wanted to offer something different so I made salmon sandwiches… really simple salmon sandwiches. Salmon & mayo. I wondered if anyone would even want them but was shocked at the reaction. They devoured all my sandwiches (I should have made more) but not only that, they asked for the recipe. I had no recipe. I just mashed the salmon with my light mayo and that was it. I couldn’t even tell them how much mayo – I just eyeballed it.

Then the following week two people told me they couldn’t find the salmon sandwich recipe on my website. If they liked it that much, then I need to share it with everybody. So I measured the amount of mayo and now I have a recipe. It’s the easiest recipe I have ever posted, but one you will probably love just like my friends did. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

9 Comments on "Salmon Sandwich"

  1. Michael

    Canned salmon sandwiches are simple. My mother used to make them for me all the time. My mother never used mayonnaise in anything. She made tuna sandwiches using only chopped celery, onion and canned tuna with lettuce. However, her salmon sandwiches had a twist. In lieu of mayonnaise she used prepared mustard. Sounds weird right? It tastes great! Try it. You may be surprised.

  2. Lorraine

    I add a heaping teaspoon of sweet relish to your recipe and lettuce & cucumber for crunch..toast the bread. Cheers.

  3. Jeannine

    I really enjoy watching you cooking. You are so enthusiastic about every recipe.. It’s uplifting! That bread looks good!

  4. Ryan

    Jenny, LOVE your site! I’ve never been a cook before, and thanks to your easy, delicious recipes, I’ve grown to love my time in the kitchen!

    One question about the Salmon sandwiches. I love salmon, love wheat bread, love veggies… but hate mayo. Are there any other sauces/condiments that might keep the moisture of the salmon in this recipe?

    Thanks for inspiring me!!!

    • Jenny

      Salmon doesn’t need much because it’s moist right out of the can. You could just mash it without adding anything or maybe a splash of lemon juice or hot sauce. Or… you could try adding some yogurt to make it nice and creamy. That’s all I can think of.

  5. Ren

    Dear Jenny,
    I have written a little poem for you about your incredible cooking & baking.
    Where can I send it?

    • Jenny

      You can send it to my blog in the “Ask/Tell Me Anything” category. Sounds like fun!

  6. Pauline

    What is the difference between the pink salmon and the red, outside of the price. I usually like the red for salmon patties, but will buy the pink when it’s on sale.

    • Jenny

      I’ve always read that red salmon has more omega-3 fatty acids and it tastes better to me but I don’t think it’s a huge difference. It’s more important that it be wild-caught and not farmed.

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