Wednesday 1 November 2023


Like half the millennial and most of the Gen Zers out there I am OBSESSED with JOE & THE JUICE sandwiches.

Eating one of their, pushing the £8 mark, slimline sandwiches gives me immense joy every time I treat myself to one, especially their spicy tuna version which is the perfect combo of crispy thin wholewheat bread, tuna salad, jalapeño, tomato and pesto.

I have been so obsessed with them recently that I made it my mission to recreate a worthy "copycat" and "make it your own at home" version, and after a bit of research online and thoroughly analysing what ingredients I thought I could taste in the sandwich I came up with pretty spot on recipe!!!

In fact my version was so damn tasty and close to the original that I basically ate it for dinner, then breakfast and lunch the next day!

Of course, I will still got to Joe & the Juice when feeling lazy or like treating myself but it was so easy and cheap to make this outstanding sandwich at home that I will be repeating this little recipe A LOT in the future, trust me!




  • 2x 150g tins of canned tuna in spring water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 150g light mayo (add / reduce until you get your desired consistency, I don't like it too mayo heavy)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped jalapeños, drained (add more if you like it extra spicy)
  • Tabasco (I added about 10 splashes)



  • Make your tuna salad - combine the tuna, mayo, jalapeños, tabasco and dill.
  • Mix well and adjust the tuna salad seasoning + spice level to your liking, then set aside in the fridge.
  • Get a griddle pan hot on a high heat
  • Add your pitta slices and grill both sides until hot and crispy
  • Now it's time to assemble the sandwich!
  • Spread the bottom pitta slice with plenty of pesto.
  • Top with tomato and avocado slices.
  • Spread your tuna salad generously as final layer then add the top pitta slice and ENJOY!
  • The tuna salad keeps a good few days in the fridge so keep on making those sandwiches!! 

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