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Fiesta Tuna Salad Sliders

A quick & easy tuna salad tops soft slider buns with crisp lettuce and spicy pepper jack cheese for the perfect hand held lunch to put a little 'fiesta' in your day.
Prep Time20 mins
Servings: 12


  • 6 cans 5 oz each, water-packed tuna or albacore, drained and flaked
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and finely diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 12 slider buns or more depending on how 'stuffed' your buns are
  • 12 slices of pepper jack cheese
  • lettuce leaves


  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Set the tuna salad in the refrigerator to 'chill'.
  • Once the tuna salad is cold, spread it over the bun bottoms. Top each with a slice of cheese and some lettuce.
  • Put the tops back on, and serve!


recipe adapted from Taste of Home