From casual gatherings to easy lunch-ables, these tuna sliders are a delicious twist on ordinary tuna sandwiches. And they’re naturally dairy-free! Though the recipe was contributed, I’ve added no fail options for customizing this simple snack to meet other special diet needs.
Get Your Greens with These Tasty Dairy-Free Tuna Sliders
These simple, can-do tuna sliders have sneaky bits of green vegetables throughout, including green chilies, herbs, celery, and lettuce. And you can swap other greens for the lettuce, if desired. Spinach or cabbage would go nicely. In fact, if you aren’t in a bread mood, you can serve the tuna mix in lettuce cups and sliced or chopped avocado, too!
Ingredient Tips for Allergy-Friendly Tuna Sliders
Slider Buns – I like to use the homemade Slider Buns recipe in the 2nd edition of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook. They’re fun and easy to make! Dairy-free store-bought slider buns can sometimes be hard to find, but I love using dairy-free pretzel bun sliders, when available. You can definitely use gluten-free buns, if needed. Some gluten-free burger buns run small, and are almost slider sized.
Tuna – Believe it or not, tuna can contain a wee bit of dairy. Read the ingredient label carefully to ensure that the brand meets your dietary needs. But feel free to use your favorite type of dairy-free canned tuna, or even cook some fresh! If you want a higher tuna to mayo and greens ratio, you can double the amount.
Mayonnaise – Mayo is traditionally dairy-free, but it doesn’t hurt to double check the ingredients. If you confuse eggs with dairy, you’re not alone. See this post: Are Eggs Dairy? If you need egg-free, then look for a vegan mayo. There are many of them on the market. Soy-free consumers might need to hunt a little for mayo, but there are regular and vegan varieties made without soy oil.
This tuna sliders recipe with photo was shared with us by CansGetYouCooking.com.
Special Diet Notes: Tuna Sliders
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and optionally soy-free.
For vegan and plant-based “tuna sliders,” you can substitute 1/2 can of drained and smashed chickpeas for the tuna. Add some nori flakes for fishy flavor.
- 1 (5-ounce) can tuna, packed in water, drained and flaked
- 1 (4.25-ounce) can chopped green chiles
- ¼ cup diced celery
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- ¼ cup mayonnaise (regular, reduced fat, or vegan for egg-free)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
- 6 dairy-free slider buns, split (I use homemade, recipe in Go Dairy Free)
- Lettuce leaves
- In a large bowl, stir together the tuna, green chiles, celery, red onion, mayonnaise, and chopped herbs until well combined.
- Top the bottom half of each slider roll with lettuce. Scoop some tuna mixture on the lettuce, and finish with the top half of the roll.