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Classic Tuna Salad

June 19, 2020

This simple tuna salad recipe is easy to make and is astoundingly refreshing on a hot summer day.


Tuna Salad


Tuna salad is always my go-to for a simple, easy lunch. On top of being easy to make, it's also a great lunch to pack up and take anywhere (the beach, park, etc).


How to make tuna salad

Making tuna salad is as easy as chopping up your produce, and throwing it all in a bowl with canned tuna, mayonnaise, and the mustard of your choice. Make sure to go with the freshest produce available to you for the best tuna salad.


What is a good substitute for mayonnaise in tuna salad?

There are many alternatives to using mayonnaise in tuna salad. If you're looking to cut calories or just don't like the taste of mayonnaise, you can substiute the mayo with avacado, olive oil, or cashew cream. If you choose to use avacado, make sure to mash it before adding it so that it evenly coats the entire salad.


What can you put in tuna salad?

Here is a list of things that are often put in tuna salad:

  • Red onion
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Apple
  • Avacado
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Capers
  • Relish
  • Grapes
  • Hard boiled egg


How long can tuna salad stay in the fridge?

Tuna salad can keep well in the fridge for 3 - 5 days. Store in a bowl sealed airtight with plastic wrap. Disregard tuna salad if it has any off smells or appearance.


What to serve with tuna salad

Tuna salad goes great on crackers, bread (to make a tuna salad sandwich), or just a leaf of lettuce. Some other great things to serve with tuna salad are:

  • Fresh fruit or vegetables
  • Pickles
  • Cheese of any sort
  • Spiral noodles

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Classic Tuna Salad

This simple tuna salad recipe is easy to make and is a healthy, refreshing meal

Course: Lunch    

Tuna Salad

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Calories: 316 per serving



  • 3 5 oz cans chunk light tuna in water, drained

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 tbsp whole grain mustard (sub regular yellow mustard)

  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped

  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (sub 2 tsp dried)

  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped (sub 1 tsp dried)

  • 1 tbsp sweet relish

  • 1/2 lemon's worth of juice

  • Small pinch of salt


1) Open and drain each one of the cans of tuna

2) Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix

3) Serve on bread, crackers, or lettuce leaves


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