Are you tired of shelling out a fortune for pricey lunches on the go? Well, fret no more! The solution lies in the humble art of sandwich-making. Instead of draining your wallet, why not create your own delectable delights? Introducing the classic Tuna and Sweetcorn Sandwiches—a recipe that can be whipped up in under 10 minutes and is suitable for all levels of skill. Not only are these sandwiches a breeze to prepare, but they also won’t break the bank, offering you a scrumptious and cost-effective alternative to satisfy your midday cravings.
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A British Easy Lunch Classic
What do people typically indulge in for lunch in the UK? It should come as no surprise that the favourite is none other than a classic tuna sandwich! Effortlessly crafted, conveniently portable, and requiring no tedious reheating, this is a popular choice, particularly for those who enjoy their midday meal at their desk in the office.
It is wallet-friendly, swiftly assembled, and boasts an exquisite flavour profile! Whether you opt for this Tuna and Sweetcorn Sandwich or its more sophisticated counterpart, the Tuna & Cucumber Sandwich, both variations truly elevate the unassuming canned tuna to a realm of decadent lunch!
If you would like to explore more popular sandwich choices, have a look at:
- Coronation Chicken Sandwich or Coronation Chickpea Sandwich
- Tuna Cucumber Sandwich
- Classic Chicken Mayo Sandwich
- Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich
- Mexican Tuna Salad (Perfect for Pitta Pockets of Lettuce Wraps)
Five everyday ingredients plus some sea salt and black pepper to season – that’s all!
- tinned tuna/ canned tuna: use tuna in brine or spring water. You will need about 50 g of drained tuna per sandwich.
- sweetcorn: we prefer to use tinned sweet corn in sandwiches, but you can also cook some frozen corn. Just make sure to drain and thaw them to room temperature before mixing them with mayo.
- chives or spring onion: and if we must choose, we go for chives. You may also add finely chopped parsley.
- mayonnaise: for the ultimate decadence and flavour, use full-fat whole egg mayo.
- bread: whilst sliced white bread may seem like an obvious choice, we highly recommend trying this recipe with seeded granary bread. We love Village Bakery Lightly Seeded Loaf from ALDI UK.
What Else Can Be Added To Tuna Sweetcorn Sandwiches?
The beauty of homemade sandwiches is that you can customise them every time you get a little bored of them. So next time you make it, why not add a little something extra:
- Squeeze a bit of lemon juice into the tuna mayonnaise mixture for a bit more tang.
- Use aioli instead of mayo (maybe not such a great suggestion for an office lunch).
- Add some extra veggies to your sandwich, like cucumber or bell peppers.
In a medium bowl, add the drained tuna, sweetcorn, chives or spring onions and mayo. Mix everything together well, making sure tuna chunks are well incorporated with the mayo.
Taste and season with salt and black pepper.
Lay out two slices of bread and spread the tuna mix on them. Cover each with another slice of bread and press down gently. Cut your Tuna Sweet corn Sandwiches in half, and pack them for lunch!
Storage and Making Ahead
Tuna and Sweetcorn Sandwiches can be made up to 2 days in advance and stored tightly wrapped in the fridge. However, the following day, your sandwiches may start getting a little soggy, due to the moisture from the filling seeping into the bread.
To avoid this, place a large leaf of lettuce on both sides of the filling to act as a protective barrier between mayo and bread.
Questions and Tips
How Many Calories in a Tuna Sweetcorn Sandwich? Is It Rich in Protein?
One sandwich has approximately 420 kcal if made with regular mayo and 315 kcal if low-fat mayo is used. There is about 17g of protein in each Tuna Sweetcorn Sandwich.
Can You Freeze Tuna and Sweetcorn Sandwich Filler?
We do not recommend freezing this filling. Whilst it may be safe to eat, mayonnaise is an emulsion and will change texture after thawing, especially when mixed with other ingredients.
Have Leftover Tuna Sweetcorn Mayo Filling?
If you’ve made too much filling and had enough of the sandwiches, try using it in the following ways:
- Wrap it into a wheat tortilla alongside lettuce.
- Use it as a filling for jacket potatoes (a.k.a baked potatoes).
- Make a tuna nicoise salad with it.
- Mix the filling with mashed potato and make Tuna Fish Cakes.
- Mix it in with Tuna Rice Salad or Tuna Pasta Salad.
What To Serve With Tuna and Sweetcorn Sandwich?
Complement your tuna and sweetcorn sandwiches with a variety of delicious accompaniments, creating a satisfying and well-rounded meal.
- Crisp and refreshing garden salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices. Try Shirazi Salad or Courgette Ribbon Salad with these sandwiches.
- A side of crispy potato chips or crunchy vegetable sticks for an added texture.
- Add a cup of soup, if you’re feeling hungry. We like Courgette and Potato Soup or Pea & Broccoli Soup With Tuna Sandwiches.
Other Wrap & Sandwich Recipes
Loving sandwiches for lunch? Try some of our all-time favourites:
- Coronation Chickpea Sandwich
- Ultimate Tuna Melt Wrap
- BBQ Chicken Wraps
- Tuna Cucumber Sandwich (Easy Lunch Recipe)
Tuna and Sweetcorn Sandwich
- 1 tin tuna in spring water or brine 100g drained
- 70 g sweetcorn
- 1 tablespoon chives or spring onion finely chopped
- 70 g mayo
- 4 slices bread we recommend granary or seeded
- In a medium bowl, add the drained tuna, sweetcorn, chives or spring onions and mayo. Mix everything together well, making sure tuna chunks are well incorporated with the mayo.
- Taste and season with salt and black pepper.
- Lay out two slices of bread and spread the tuna mix on them. Cover each with another slice of bread and press down gently. Cut your Tuna Sweet corn Sandwiches in half, and pack them for lunch!