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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.



  • 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


  1. Using a mixing bowl, flake the canned tuna apart.
  2. Chop celery and onion in a food processor.
  3. Add celery, red onion, eggs, dried dill, Dijon mustard, dill pickle relish and seasonings.
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  5. Then add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of "Hellman's' mayonnaise.
  6. After mixing, test taste to see if you need to add more seasoning.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ;-)



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

By Deeli 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. (You can get good deals on cole slaw at Smart and Final, too.)

By Pam from L.A., CA

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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!



Note: I don't believe in measuring ingredients for anything except baking but I'll try to give some approximations. Taste it as you go along and make it yours!)


The last ingredient, jicama, will never win a vegetable beauty contest. Also called Mexican potato and technically a legume, it looks more like an ugly turnip but has a light watery crunch like a water chestnut. In Texas, you can find it in many grocery stores that carry a variety of Mexican veggies and I would imagine that in other states you could at least find it in grocery stores with gourmet produce sections. It may take a little effort to find it, but it's worth it!

By txdesignerd from Tyler, TX

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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. Spread on toast or bread and enjoy!

Servings: 4 - 5
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
0 Minutes Cooking Time

By clynnaltemus

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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.

Simple Tuna Salad Recipe

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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.

Canned Tuna drained in a white dish

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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.

tuna pasta salad

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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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April 30, 2008

Mix above ingredients as tuna salad. May add pickles, celery, onion or whatever you like in tuna salad. Place mixture in hot dog buns. Wrap in foil and bake in oven 300 degrees F for 25-30 minutes to warm and melt cheese.

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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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May 1, 20060 found this helpful

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

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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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October 22, 2009

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

By Carmen R. from Houston

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October 23, 20090 found this helpful

Miracle whip instead of mayo.

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October 23, 20090 found this helpful

Sweet pickle relish instead of dill pickles for the tuna and add diced apples and/or quartered grapes for the chicken.

Here's a basic chicken salad recipe:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat

1 stalk celery, chopped

And here's a basic tuna salad recipe:

1 (7 ounce) can solid white tuna packed in water, drained

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons dill pickles, chopped

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October 23, 20090 found this helpful

I like Whole Foods' Sonoma Chicken salad, except I use dried cranberries instead of grapes.

http://www.whol  php?recipeId=526

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October 24, 20090 found this helpful

Use sweet pickle relish in both. I use sweet pickle relish (to taste) boiled eggs (about 2) celery seed 1/2 teaspoon, Mayo to pull it all together and salt to taste. Good Luck and enjoy.

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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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