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Tuna Salad Recipes

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A protein rich salad can be created with the addition of tuna. This page contains tuna salad recipes.
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August 25, 2015

Not your everyday tuna salad! I love tuna salad, but I get bored by the same old taste. I have a Yahoo group and sent out a request for different ways of making tuna salad. I was so surprised by the many responses to my question and how different everyone makes theirs.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans white albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 2 Tbsp red onion
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp dried dill
  • 1/8 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp dill pickle relish
  • spicy season salt & black pepper.
  • 2-3 Tbsp Hellman's Mayonnaise, more if needed
  • 1 small cucumber (about 1/4 cup) finely diced
  • romaine lettuce

Steps:

  1. Using a mixing bowl, flake the canned tuna apart.
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  3. Chop celery and onion in a food processor.
  4. Add celery, red onion, eggs, dried dill, Dijon mustard, dill pickle relish and seasonings.
  5. Then add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of "Hellman's' mayonnaise.
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  7. After mixing, test taste to see if you need to add more seasoning.
  8. Chill well before serving. You can serve this on wheat toast, cut into four small finger sandwiches (removing the crust), or fill a pita bread pocket with a handful of chopped romaine and then tuna salad.
  9. I like my tuna salad sitting on top of a bed of broken up romaine lettuce. This makes a delicious lunch or dinner.
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December 16, 20107 found this helpful

The peperoncini and tomato take the boring out of tuna salad ;-)

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Mix well and serve on a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich filling.

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By Ann from Richland, WA

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March 24, 2006

You can make an easy tuna salad by mixing store bought cole slaw with a can of tuna.

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August 13, 2007

The deli near my office has a killer tuna salad sandwich, tastes fantastic and kills the wallet! So I decided to do some culinary detective work and figure out how to make it at home to help resist the temptation to buy that $6 sandwich. The last ingredient took me forever to figure out!

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July 8, 2018

This is a fun twist on a tuna salad, adding some crunch and vibrance. I make a batch at the weekend. It keeps well in the fridge for days, making for quick and easy lunches.

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I love serving this at my summer parties.

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June 24, 2010

Flake fish. Combine with celery, pineapple an mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on lettuce leaf. If desired, garnish with thin slices of twisted lime.

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November 20, 2009

Toss together the first 5 ingredients. Add and mix in mayonnaise until fairly moist. Gently stir in peas. Chill. Serve on lettuce leaves or hot rolls and crackers.

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June 30, 2009

This is an easy to make recipe, it stretches a can of tuna, and it is delicious. Crush the crackers into a bowl. Add the tuna, two small scoops of Miracle Whip, onions and relish and mix.

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July 18, 2007

Cut tomato tops of and spoon out seeds. Use only one can at a time. Spoon 1/2 into first tomato, then remainder into second tomato.

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March 15, 20170 found this helpful

Tuna salad can be as simple as you like or you can add a variety of additional ingredients. This page contains a simple tuna salad recipe.

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June 20, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about stretching tuna for tuna salad. Adding other ingredients to your tuna salad is one way to bulk it up, vary the taste, and stretch the tuna.

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June 14, 20160 found this helpful

Getting the ingredient portions just right can help prevent your tuna salad from being too dry. This is a guide about keeping tuna salad from being dry.

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June 13, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making tuna salad without mayo. Tuna salad is typically made using mayo, however you can substitute other ingredients including low fat alternatives.

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October 28, 20150 found this helpful

This page contains tuna pasta salad recipes. Canned or fresh tuna can be used to create a great pasta salad for a main or side dish.

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August 30, 2011

Love the combination of the meat, fruit and vegetable in this recipe.

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June 26, 2011

Neat variation on the usual tuna salad recipes.

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March 18, 2009

In a small bowl, combine the tuna, celery and onion. Combine the mayonnaise, parsley, lemon juice, tarragon, mustard and pepper. Stir into tuna mixture. Serve on lettuce leaves if desired.

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June 6, 20080 found this helpful

In large bowl, tear lettuce into small pieces. Break tuna into chunks with a fork and add to lettuce. Add olives and cheese. Toss lightly with dressing, or you can serve dressing on the side.

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February 11, 2008

The day before serving, break up tuna, chop celery and pepper, mix in mayo and put in refrigerator to serve the next day.

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June 8, 2007

Dissolve gelatin in cold water, bring soup to a boil, then add dissolved gelatin, mix thoroughly. When mixture is cold, fold in softened cream cheese.

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May 21, 2007

Place pepper halves on plate. Microwave on high for 60 seconds; chill. Combine remaining ingredients; chill. Spoon tuna mixture into pepper halves to serve.

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May 14, 2007

A seafood salad can be a wonderful main dish.

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May 1, 20060 found this helpful

Mix all ingredients except greens. Refrigerate. Spoon tuna mixture over greens. Makes 4 servings. . .

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June 11, 20050 found this helpful

In small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, mustard and lemon peel and mix well. In medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients and toss with dressing.

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Chill for 1 hour and serve on lettuce lined plates

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January 6, 20020 found this helpful

When making tuna fish salad, use a can of the more expensive solid white tuna with a cheaper can of chunk light no one will notice the difference! Of course you always buy when on sale.

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September 16, 2010

I am looking for a tuna salad recipe? Besides the tuna and mayo, what else is in it?

By dan ward from Columbus, OH

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September 16, 20100 found this helpful

You can add some cut up celery. If you don't have any celery on hand, add some celery seed which can be bought in the spice section. I also add a few squirts of yellow mustard which gives the tuna salad a little bit of added flavor.

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October 22, 2009

How do I make sweet chicken salad and sweet tuna salad?

By carmenr from Houston

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October 23, 20090 found this helpful

Miracle whip instead of mayo.

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September 6, 2006

I am looking for "Deli Tuna Salad". I know that it has chopped celery, purple grapes and Tuna in it but I don't know what else.

kay from Clyde, TX

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September 9, 20060 found this helpful

With over 20 years in the food industry I honestly never heard of anyone putting grapes in their tuna. Basically how it is done around here is you drain the tuna and by that I mean put it in a colander and press every bit of moisture out of it until it is dry. A touch of worchestershire,a tiny bit of onion, celery though many places do not use it and mayo and that is it. The "dried" tuna makes a world of difference. I guess then you could add whatever else you desired to it.Some even add a small amount of mustard to it as well.

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September 13, 20060 found this helpful

I've never had tuna salad with grapes in it, but I have had chicken salad with grapes in it. I've heard that dried cranberries are good in chicken salad as well as turkey sala, as well as mandarin oranges & toasted nuts.

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August 17, 20090 found this helpful

You can really put lots of things in tuna salad. I use two cans of tuna, onion, celery, pickles, mayo, and what really makes it, I think, is the garlic powder. Also salt and pepper. Just try it out a couple times, measuring vegetables by eye. Best eaten, I believe, on toasted sandwich with cheese.

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September 11, 2010

Can tuna fish salad (tuna and mayo mixed together) be frozen?

By Pat Ness from NJ

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