The simple sandwich is undisputedly the king of convenience when it comes to easy-to-make meals.
It’s a dish that’s easy to prepare yet also provides all the vital nutrients to keep you going come lunchtime. And best of all, you only need a few ingredients to complete a quick sandwich filling!
Indeed, you literally only need less than 15 minutes to complete a quick sandwich filling mix.
As for the protein department, it depends on your preference. But since we’re talking about convenience here, might as well go all the way and use tuna from a can. Tuna is a particularly good source of protein, as well as being rich in essential fatty acids.
If you’d like some bite and heat in your sandwich, this recipe uses spicy beans to give an additional shot of protein to the meal but you may substitute beans for a dash of hot sauce of your choice. Then all that’s left is to pick a type of bread for your sandwich. If you’re concerned about health, whole grain is definitely recommended.
And if you’re planning to up the ante, bust out a few slices of juicy tomato, avocados, and even bacon strips to take this sandwich to the next level.
2 cans tuna in oil (olive, sunflower, etc.), drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup chopped spicy beans
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 tablespoons spicy bean brine
1 tablespoon chive, minced
1 tablespoon butter
2 slices of bread of your choice (white, whole grain, wheat, etc.)
- In a small bowl, toss in the tuna, mayonnaise, spicy beans, celery, spicy bean brine, and chives. Combine and add S&P to taste if needed. Then, take two slices of your bread of choice and butter them. Spread the tuna filling on the bread slices and complete your sandwich. Serve on a plate or place in a sandwich bag and store in the fridge if you’re prepping in advance.
- For additional ingredients, you may opt to add slices of veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and so on. Cheese and bacon may also be added to your sandwich for a more decadent meal.