Tuna Salad on a Whole Grain Roll USDA Recipe for Adults in CACFP

Age Group: Adult
Serving Size: 25-50
The Tuna Salad Sandwich with canned tuna, fresh onions, celery, and boiled eggs is a classic recipe that is great for lunch, dinner and snacks!
CACFP Adult Portion Crediting Information
Two sandwiches provides ½ cup vegetable (⅛ cup dark green vegetable, ¼ cup red/orange vegetable, ⅛ cup other vegetable), 2 oz equivalent meat, and 2 oz equivalent grains.
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  • Drain and flake tuna.
  • Combine tuna, onions, celery, dry mustard, eggs, mayonnaise, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl.
    Stir well.
    Set aside for step 7.
  • Critical Control Point: Cool to 40 °F or lower within 4 hours.
  • Critical Control Point: Hold at 40 °F or below.
  • Cut rolls open and place on plate. Place a lettuce leaf (about 3” x 3”) on the bottom half of each roll.
  • Place a tomato slice (about ¼” slice) on top of the lettuce.
  • Using a No. 16 scoop, portion ¼ cup (about 1.5 oz each) tuna top of each tomato. Cover with top of roll. (The tuna salad can also be served over lettuce and tomato with a roll on the side, if desired).
  • Serve two sandwiches per person.


Nutrition Facts
Tuna Salad on a Whole Grain Roll USDA Recipe for Adults in CACFP
Amount Per Serving 2 Sandwiches
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 499mg22%
Potassium 353mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 37g12%
Dietary Fiber 5g21%
Total Sugars 8g9%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Vitamin D 5IU33%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
Vitamin A 76mcg
*Marketing Guide
25 Servings:
Fresh onions: 9 oz
Fresh celery: 15 oz
Fresh romaine lettuce: 14 oz
Fresh tomatoes: 2 lb 15 oz
50 Servings:
Fresh onions: 1 lb 2 oz
Fresh celery: 1 lb 14 oz
Fresh romaine lettuce: 1 lb 2 oz
Fresh tomatoes: 5 lb 14 oz


*See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation of the ingredients is available.
Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
About 5 lb Tuna salad
About 3 qt Tuna salad
50 Servings:
About 10 lb Tuna salad
About 1 gal 2 qt Tuna salad