It’s Summer and my girls are back home. Lunches during this time of year are usually simple, mostly sandwiches or salad.

I wanted to make something other than an old boring tuna sandwich. I got inspiration from some Japanese vloggers creating sandwiches for bento lunches. One thing that stood out for me was the amount of veggies they use. More than you would see in an ordinary sandwich.

First, prepare your filling by making some hard boiled egg, peel and cut into half. Then drain a can of tuna and add some Japanese mayo, set aside. Grate 2 pieces of carrots, drizzle some olive oil and season with salt and pepper and mix to combine. Get a couple of pieces of green leaf or purple leaf lettuce, rinse and pat dry with paper towels.

To assemble, get 2 pieces toasted thick sliced bread. On one side, add several spoons of tuna spread, top with the sliced egg, carefully place several spoons of the carrot salad before topping it off with several green leaf lettuce. Place the other piece of toast on top while carefully pressing down. Tightly wrap your sandwich with some cling wrap and slice in half using a serrated knife.