Canned Salmon Sandwich Recipe

Canned Salmon Sandwich Recipe – recipe for a healthier, Omega 3 rich version of a tuna fish sandwhich – the canned salmon sandwich. 

I decided to try canned salmon in place of tuna after all the mercury hype I heard about with certain tunas.  I much prefer the salmon, and I definitely feel healthier about my choice. This recipe is something I put together quickly to show just one option for getting your omega 3 requirement easily and without cooking.

I also wanted to point out that having the salmon sandwich was an easier route for me to have wild salmon (vs. farm raised).  There have been studies which show that wild is definitely better. I find it challenging when cooking because to me, the taste and texture are different and I prefer the farm raised salmon.  But, when it comes to canned salmon, I love the wild salmon.

One last note, I always try to use red bell pepper in place of green bell pepper because of its added health benefits. Compared to green peppers, red peppers have more vitamins and nutrients and contain the antioxidant lycopene. The level of carotene, another antioxidant, is nine times higher in red peppers. Red peppers have twice the vitamin C content of green peppers. Also, one large red bell pepper contains 209 mg of vitamin C, which is more than double the 98 mg in one large citrus orange. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_pepper  In this recipe, the red bell pepper adds a nice fresh crunchy texture to the salmon mixture.

Now, finally on to the recipe!

Canned Salmon Sandwich Recipe Ingredients 

  • 1 6oz. can Wild Alaskan Salmon, skinless and boneless
  • 1/4 c. diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 c. diced sweet onion
  • 2T. Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
  • Salt, black pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • Sliced Provolone Cheese (optional)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Favorite sandwich bread or Triscuits

Canned Salmon Sandwich Recipe Directions

Mix salmon, red bell pepper, onion, MW or Mayo, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl.  Top on your favorite bread with a slice of Provolone and a leaf of Romaine lettuce.  Makes 2 sandwiches.

Canned Salmon Nutrition

1/4 c. serving size provides:
60 calories
.5g total fat
20mg cholesterol
220mg sodium
13g protein

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