Why Whole-Wheat Bread Is Better Than White Bread For Tuna Salad

According to Lifehack, there are numerous health benefits related to the consumption of tuna fish. Among other things, it can lower blood pressure, improve the immune system, reduce symptoms of depression, and help to strengthen bones. As a lean protein, tuna also helps to build muscle mass. 

Alongside these health benefits, tuna is also a favorite fish for many people, so it's no surprise that it's used in a great number of dishes, and one of the most popular and easy recipes is tuna salad. It's usually made with a mixture of tuna (either canned or fresh), mayonnaise, and hard-boiled eggs as the main ingredients. However, cooks like to add many other ingredients such as celery, onions, or pickles to make it more flavorful. When tuna salad is placed between two slices of bread, you have a tuna salad sandwich, which is a highly nutritious and portable snack. But which bread works best for this sandwich? Don't fall into one, or more, of the 10 big mistakes made with tuna salad.

Different types of bread will give you varied results

Tuna salad is creamy and packs a lot of moisture, so it calls for thick and hearty slices of sturdy bread that won't disintegrate or fall apart while holding the sandwich. Soft white bread is probably the wrong choice as it will become soggy soon after you bite into it. Instead, opt for whole-wheat, sourdough, pumpernickel, or rye bread, as all of them are sturdy enough to hold the creamy filling sandwiched between the bread slices. Each bread has a distinct taste, so switching them up can give your tuna a twist.

According to Simply Recipes, if you really need to use white bread to hold your tuna salad, it's recommended to toast it as the process will at least keep it from becoming too soggy. Your best bet is to take a trip to your local artisan bakery and choose a sturdier type of bread instead of going to the supermarket. 

You could also make the argument for using no bread at all. Take the road less traveled and opt for a classic Niçoise salad, a Provençal classic consisting of tuna, green beans, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, and tomatoes. It doesn't contain bread, and it's hearty enough to be the main dish as it is.