Build your own sandwich from ingredients on a Best Tuna Sandwich Board! Set out a tuna mixture, your favorite bread, with melted cheese and fresh toppings!

Friends, today I’m sharing another great hosting idea for a small luncheon: Serve a Best Tuna Sandwich Board where guests build their own sandwich.

Best Tuna Sandwich Board

Tuna may be unique to your guests’ palates, so you can always ask ahead. I find, you’re either a tunafish lover or not. Then add mayo, pesto (optional) and follow my recipe. Or, you can make a classic Tuna Salad Sandwich!

This is an impressive and incredibly easy way to serve lunch for a crowd! Everyone can customize their sandwich to their liking. You can also serve a Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board for a larger group!

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Be consistent with your hospitality

A new goal for the year that you may want to consider, is one that I’ve put into practice for years: Be consistent with your hospitality.

Honor your goal by staying faithful in hosting others. The rewards are sooooo great. For me, it’s such a blessing to have people into our home and to share a meal. I learn so much!

Honestly, I find myself loving so much more, and it’s always great to learn about others.

How to make progress with hospitality

A tip that may help you make progress in this area is to:

  1. Document your progress! Keep a journal of who you invite and what you serve!
  2. Align yourself with like-minded people.

Find people who love to eat and are interesting, and share a meal together! Many times, you’ll get an invite back into their home!

Ingredients for a tuna sandwich board

For now, here’s what you need for this tuna board:

  • Canned tuna, mayo, pesto, salt and pepper
  • Rosemary Round or Sourdough Bread Loaf
  • Cheese slices
  • Sprouts and fresh tomatoes
  • Bread and butter pickles (make your own, grab THIS recipe) – Lori’s recipe
  • Potato chips
  • Avocados
  • If you want to add fruit, sliced apples, pears or red grapes are delish!


Here’s a 20-inch board with a lip that we found at Target, perfect for this size meal.

Grab the affiliate link in this post, HERE.

Old Dutch 18-inch “Cairo” Gold Etched Tray

Or, grab the tray I used in this post (except in GOLD, because silver is out of stock) >> HERE.

It’s 18 inches in diameter, so a nice size for a luncheon or breakfast tray because it has a slight lip!

Put it all together, and let your guests make their own sandwiches and ENJOY!

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Best Tuna Sandwich Board


  • 2 7 oz cans of tuna
  • 1 14 oz Rosemary Round or Sourdough Bread Loaf, cut into 14-16 slices
  • 14-16 cheese slices, Havarti and/ or sharp Cheddar
  • Sprouts
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 oz bread and butter pickles
  • 1/4 c pesto, optional
  • 2/3 c mayonnaise
  • Potato chips
  • 2 avocado, sliced into about 14-16 sections


  • In a medium bowl, combine your tuna with mayonnaise, pepper, salt if needed, and pesto. Mix until well combined, then set aside.
  • For the bread, toast each side with butter under a broiler set to low, then add cheese onto the slices and broil once more for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and browned. Keep warm and set aside.
  • On a prepared board, place tuna in a medium bowl on the board.
  • Arrange the remaining ingredients around the center.
  • To make a sandwich, layer sprouts, tomato, pickles, avocado, chips, tuna, and another slice of cheesy bread.
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