Jun 20: Mixed Sandwiches; Greek Style Tuna Salad


Continuing our experiments  with making two different sandwiches and sharing them, and exploring new sandwich combinations. Today’s combination were “egg salad” with watercress and pastrami with mustard.

  • The sprouted wholemeal is $3.49 a loaf with 18 slices, or 39c per two slice sandwich
  • The sliced pastrami is $4.99 per pack, but we’ll get three sandwiches from that, or 83c per serve
  • Mustard adds 5c per serve
  • Pastured eggs are 50c each and we used labné instead of mayonnaise to create enough to make two sandwiches, or 25c per serve
  • Watercress adds 5c per serve.

The sandwiches today were interesting, although we overdid the labné in the egg a little. Lunch today cost $2.07 with good variety.


A continuing streak of hot weather swings the balance in favor of cold salads, again. It’s somewhat challenging to find a variety of salads that aren’t “another leafy green salad.” Tonight’s contender is a Greek style tuna salad, for which we had reasonably low expectations.

  • A can of yellowfin tuna costs $2.29 and we averaged one each serve
  • Persian cucumber cost 35c or 17c per serve
  • A bell pepper is 99c or 50c per serve
  • Tomatoes were $2.79 and we used about half, or 70c per serve
  • Pitted olives come in $2.99 jars and one quarter was used, or 25c per serve
  • 1 lb of limes we $1.29 and we used 1/4 or 17c per serve
  • Add 25c for the seasonings.

This salad exceeded our expectations. It was much more tasty than the simple ingredients would suggest and it comes in at $4.33 per serve.

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