Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Sandwich {Recipe ReDux}

The classic tuna sandwich gets an upgrade with this mayo-free tuna hummus salad sandwich, perfect for the kids’ lunchbox or anyone’s mid-day meal!

Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Salad Sandwich | The classic tuna sandwich gets an upgrade with this mayo-free tuna hummus salad, perfect for the kids' lunchbox or anyone's mid-day meal! Get the dairy-free recipe @jlevinsonrd

I received free samples of Sabra Spreads mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Tuna salad and sandwiches have been a staple of my diet since I was a child, and they now make a regular appearance at lunchtime for my girls too. Most tuna salads are swimming in mayonnaise, which is not my cup-of-tea, so over the years I have experimented with various ways to make tuna salad more nutritious while maintaining its deliciousness.

Personally I love my Apple Cranberry Tuna Salad, which uses light mayonnaise, but my husband complains it’s too dry for him, so my search for the best lighter tuna salad has continued. After all, I don’t believe in being a short order cook and making two batches of tuna salad for one family!

I have of course used plain Greek yogurt as the tuna binder, but when I want a dairy-free, mayo-free tuna salad, the best condiment to date has been hummus. And life just got easier and more flavorful now that Sabra launched a new product: Sabra Spreads!

Sabra Spreads hummus spreads

Image: Sabra Dipping Company, LLC

I have always been a fan of Sabra hummus (I grew up with it always in my family’s fridge and now it’s always in mine), but these Spreads are a game-changer. I love the convenience of the squeeze bottle they come in, they’re available in three delicious flavors – Garlic Herb, Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, and Honey Mustard, and they have 75% less fat per one tablespoon serving than mayonnaise!

I have been enjoying these new spreads for the past couple of months since receiving samples of them, so when I found out that The Recipe ReDux was hosting a contest with Sabra to highlight the use of their new spreads in sandwiches and wraps, I knew I needed to share my Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Sandwich – the first recipe I made with the spreads after taste-testing each of them directly from the spoon!

This is one of the easiest lunch recipes and definitely a kid-favorite – you should have seen how excited my girls were to dig into their lunch! (You can also check out my Instagram feed to see how I packed these sandwiches into their lunchboxes this week.) And by the way, with the cucumber slices, don’t these sandwiches look like little monsters or Ernie & Bert? So much fun for the kids!

My girls ready to dive into their Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Salad Sandwiches!

I chose to use the Garlic Herb flavor in this recipe, but you can mix it up and use any of the three – they are all equally as delicious! You can also chop in your veggies of choice or put the veggies on the side if you prefer a smoother tuna salad. Sometimes I like to eat this tuna hummus salad with whole grain crackers or just put it on top of a bed of lettuce drizzled with some olive oil and vinegar for my own lunch.

However you choose to eat this Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Salad, I am certain you will enjoy it. And in case your husband is like mine, you won’t need to worry about complaints of dry tuna salad here!

As a side note, in case you’re wondering about mercury levels in albacore tuna, the FDA has advised eating up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. One can of tuna drained is about four ounces and makes two sandwiches, which comes to two ounces per person, leaving room for a couple more tuna sandwiches during the week if desired. To prevent overdoing it, I also use canned salmon, which can be prepared with this same recipe.

Want some more sandwich and wrap ideas using the new Sabra Spreads? Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for all of the other Recipe ReDux contest entries!

Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Salad Sandwich | The classic tuna sandwich gets an upgrade with this mayo-free tuna hummus salad, perfect for the kids' lunchbox or anyone's mid-day meal! Get the dairy-free recipe @jlevinsonrd

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Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Sandwich
 
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The classic tuna sandwich gets an upgrade with this mayo-free tuna hummus salad sandwich, perfect for the kids' lunchbox or anyone's mid-day meal!
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Recipe Type: Sandwich, Salad, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 5-ounce can albacore tuna, in water, drained and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons + 4 teaspoons Garlic Herb Sabra Spreads, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons shredded and chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon diced red onion
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • Thinly sliced cucumber rounds
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mash tuna with 2 tablespoons Garlic Herb Sabra Spread and lemon juice. Fold in carrots and red onion.
  2. If desired, toast bread and spread each slice with one teaspoon Sabra Spread. Divide tuna salad between two slices of bread and top with sliced cucumber. Cover each sandwich with the remaining two slices of bread.

Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Salad Sandwich | The classic tuna sandwich gets an upgrade with this mayo-free tuna hummus salad, perfect for the kids' lunchbox or anyone's mid-day meal! Get the dairy-free recipe @jlevinsonrd

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47 Responses to Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Sandwich {Recipe ReDux}


  1. I did something similar with the pepper + salt spread yesterday for lunch -so good 🙂 And that photo of your girls — darling!!

    • Jessica says:

      I love it! So many yummy combos to make. Aw, thanks! I was not planning to include them, but they were home and waiting to devour the sandwiches and wanted to take pics. My kids are so not camera shy!

  2. The garlic herb spread sounds awesome but the honey mustard might be my fav. This is a great recipe for easy, healthy lunches!

    • Jessica says:

      The honey mustard is pretty darn good too Chrissa! Thanks – hope you try it!

  3. Looks great! Another simple way to satisfy those little hungry tummies!

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you! It sure is – and the big tummies too 😉

  4. The mayo is the best part about tuna sandwiches. And I’m not a huge fan of hummus. But I’m willing to give this a try.

    • Jessica says:

      If you like your mayo, stick with it! You can definitely make the same recipe using mayonnaise, that’s for sure! If you do try this I hope you’ll let me know what you think!

  5. Fran Levinson (Gee) says:

    Loved reading this!!!! Sooo creative and sandwiches look delicious…especially using the Sabra Hummus Spreads…you are right…a game changer!!!
    And, my granddaughters look delicious too!!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Gee! Hope you enjoy using the Sabra Spreads as much as I do! I’d be happy to make you that sandwich any time!

      • Fran Levinson (Gee) says:

        Would love to try that fun looking sandwich anytime!!! Maybe I can have a lunch-play date with “the girls” and we can enjoy it together. 🙂

  6. I would have never thought of hummus for tuna salad – this is brilliant! I will definitely be trying this for me and my son.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Chrissy! I hope you and your son both enjoy it!

  7. Carmy says:

    What a fun alternative! And a great way to cut out some of that mayo calorie!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Carmy!

  8. Abbey Sharp says:

    I adore Sabra’s products, they never seem to amaze me with their delicious hummus’s and spreads. This honey mustard one would be great on a turkey breast sandwich on Rye!!

    • Jessica says:

      Same here Abbey! And yes, that would be a delicious combo!

  9. Such a great use of hummus! My boyfriend loves tuna salad, so I might make this for him 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Christina! I hope he gives it a try – would love to know how he likes it!

  10. This looks so delicious and I’m not a huge mayo fan, so it’s perfect. Would be great for chicken salad also! Great idea, Jessica!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Shannon! Definitely would be great with chicken salad too!

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  13. Jenn says:

    I love the idea of hummus instead of mayo. I can never get enough hummus!

    • Jessica says:

      It’s so delicious Jenn! I hope you’ll give it a try!

  14. Maria says:

    How cute are your girls!! And I love the healthy spin on this classic!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha..thanks! They sure do love their food! Thanks – it’s super yummy!

  15. Love this!! This is such a great alternative to mayo when it comes to sandwiches. Can’t wait to try all these flavours.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Rebecca! I hope you enjoy it!

  16. Kerri Olkjer says:

    These look great! Love the added veggies.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Kerri! I always try to get some extra veggies in when I can!!

  17. Sarah says:

    Was thinking about this still after yesterday and was going to stop and grab hummus but A got sick in the middle of the night and has influenza. So I can’t try it for lunch and have to wait until my husband is home and I can run to Target and grab hummus. I’ll keep you posted though!

    • Jessica says:

      Oh no, Sarah 🙁 I hope A is better asap. I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts once everyone is better. XO

  18. This looks like the absolute best sandwich ever. It combines all my favorites into one delicious lunch!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Jodi! Hope you make it sometime!

  19. Taylor Kiser says:

    This looks like a delicious lunch! I’ll have to get some of the Sabra Spreads! They sound wonderful!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Taylor. The spreads are yummy and convenient, but I also use their regular hummus when I have a package open!

  20. GiGi Eats says:

    Anddddd checking out these spreads RIGHT NOW! They sound like an absolute GOD-SEND and so so so so so perfect for tuna!

    • Jessica says:

      They are! So easy to use and delicious too!

  21. You just reminded me to look for these the next time I shop! LOVED the black pepper one!

    • Jessica says:

      Yay! They’re so yummy!

  22. Emily Kyle says:

    That picture of your girls is just too precious! No wonder they’re so happy, this sandwich looks amazing! I’m team no mayo- so I’m loving this!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Emily! Go Team No-Mayo!!

  23. I’ve never thought of adding hummus to this!!! What a great idea. Your girls are so adorable too.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Julie – it’s a great mayo replacement. Creamy and flavorful with healthy fats!

  24. This looks great! I do feel like mayo overpowers the taste of a great tuna sandwich or salad so this is something that I will definitely be interested in trying!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Kristina! Can’t wait for you to try it!

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