Tuna Salad

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
3 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Two 6-ounce cans white meat tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes and drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup prepared mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)
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Directions

In a small mixing bowl break up the tuna with a fork. Toss with the celery, onion, and parsley. Add the mayonnaise, mustard and season with pepper, to taste. Stir to combine. Add lemon juice, to taste, if using.

Cook's note: Substitute 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard for the whole-grain mustard and add 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish


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First off, I have not made this exact recipe, but in mine I Add Boiled egg, some peeled chopped apple or some unsweetened Apple sauce and some chopped red or green fresh pepper. Also use (at times) a Miracle Whip or a combo of Mayo and Whip.    I skip onion, parsley and black pepper. Salt-too.   My preference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good basic recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Now that is very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I'm not a fan of sweet relish so I used dill relish instead. Other than that, I followed the recipe as-is. I also used the cook's note to swap in a tsp of dijon mustard and added lemon juice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Truth a this doesn't taste as good as my own homemade recipe, which is t add salt, pepper, celery, onion, boiled egg, mayo, a fresh heb and sometimes a little crumbled Ritz crackers all to taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Modify the portions and this makes a great macaroni salad. Also, my secret ingredient is a little ketchup. It sounds weird but trust me, its so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is ok but need to add sweet relish.also hard boiled eggs. salt pepper and a bit of luesiana hot sause. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and simple. This is very much like what Mom used to make. Don't add too much mayo, it gets juicy. You can substitute canned Mackerel for Tuna. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple and tasty recipe. Loved the combination of ingredients! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a quick and delicious tuna salad recipe. I usually have all the ingredients on hand to make for our weekday lunches. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best tuna salad! My version of this recipe is I add 1 hard boiled egg for each 5 oz. can of Italian tuna in olive oil. You can't beat the tuna in olive oil. I'm a big olive fan so I add chopped pimento stuffed green olives which I believe makes the salad exceptional. It adds just the right amount of salt. I also add much more celery and red onion which I do not soak. I added the chopped parsley and 1 juiced lemon. The parsley and lemon adds a nice fresh flavor. I forgot to mention that I used 5 cans of tuna. For the dressing, since I'm not a huge mayo fan, I used 2/3 of a cup of Hellman's with two tablespoons of whole grain mustard. It's such a great salad and you can just add any amount of the ingredients as you like. Oh, chopped artichoke hearts or bottoms make a very good addition as well. It's just my husband and I and I have to say that this salad is gone in two days. It makes a delicious lunch and/or dinner. I LOVE it on Ritz crackers as a snack. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect tuna salad. I left out the parsley.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just needs some dill pickle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just tried this recipe its really great!! I added all the ingredients,except for the parsley, the lemon really brightens it up; does not tastes fishy at all. This will be my favorite recipe for tuna salad from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This makes the perfect lunch to go! I take it with me to school all the time. I have made this dish healthier with fewer calories. The recipe followsz; Tuna salad for one: Ingredients--- 1 can light tuna in water, 2 tbsp chopped celery, 2 tbsp chopped red onion, 1/2 tsp dried parsely, 1 tbsp light mayo with olive oil, 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt, 1-1/2 tsp whole grain dijon mustard, salt and pepper, fresh lemon juice Follow the recipe excatly as the original This entire recipe has only 160 calories -Happy cooking item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy, and extremely tasty!!!! Loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't have parsley, substituted cilantro. Added dill relish. The mustard and lemon juice added zip. Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added 1 diced avocado to it. Also added more onion and celery than it calls for. I think also the lemon juice is the key to this recipe and gives it a fresh flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I increased the celery to 1/4 cup and used the dijon mustard with dill relish instead of sweet. The lemon juice gave it a nice taste. I added a little tarragon. I would make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Salad was delicious, the parsley is seriously an amazing touch I would never have thought of thanks food network! Adding a tablespoon of lemon juice really freshen it up for but I do feel 1/3 cup of mayo was WAY too much. The creaminess of the mayo was overpowering, it made the salad more dressing than tuna and was hard to stomach. 1/4 cup is definitely more than enough but I will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe about two dozen times, and I omit the mustard. Haven't tried it that way yet, maybe next time, but I do add ground paprika, and jalapenos (because my husband is Mexican and eats everything with jalapenos in it!!) He loves it on toasted Hawaiin Bread.. totally addicted to it! Thanks Food Network! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this several times over the last year and had good results. My husband is not a fan of tuna but likes this version of tuna salad. Sometimes I leave out the parsley or the celery which gives it a slightly different flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added 2 boiled eggs to the recipe. It tastes so fresh and delicious! The best tuna salad I have ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. I cut out the onions and it is still delicious. Easy, simple, light and fresh tasting. Tuna Salad cant get much better than this. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I went from a mayo + tuna sandwich to this and WOW what a change. I made it as the recipe states + added baby greens on the sandwich. This was lunch for the family and they couldn't remember a better tasting tuna sandwich ever! Next time, i'll try some of the suggestions in the reviews ... relish and/or egg.. dijon maybe. Thanks FN-K item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this recipe using the Dijon mustard and the pickle relish. Everyone who has tasted this Tuna Salad loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very good recipe. I followed the advice of another reviewer and added some chopped olives. I also added 1 hard boiled egg, chopped. It turned out very good. I highly recommend this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the grail of tuna salads. The only change I make is omitting the onions *in* the salad. They can be served on the sandwhich or salad. I don't like how they overpower the salad, which has great flavor without them. (And I do like onions.) Yum!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe comes together in just a few minutes, but produces some of the best tuna salad I have ever tasted. Tried it for the first time, and then made some more the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is great and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a great place to start. I like to add dill relish, capers, habanero tabasco sauce, and sometimes some chopped hard boiled eggs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and tasty tuna salad. The whole grain mustard gives it just the kick it needs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a geat traditional recipe. All I added to the recipe was a couple of chopped hard boiled eggs. Yummm item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used dill relish and dijon mustard for this, and also added some chopped black olives, super good! The frsh lemon juice gives it a zest as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Needed a simple quick recipe on a Saturday afternoon with unexpected guest and not much in the cupboard. The salad was not only easy but it was absolutely delicious! It was the fresh lemon juice that made it...simply exquisite! We all loved it and made me the hero of the day!!! Thanks, this will always be the standard!!! Marjorie of St. Louis. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this several times. It is good but I added 5 boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish and small elbow macaroni. With those additions it goes from good to super. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good but nothing that made me think it was the best tuna salad ever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good basic recipe HOWEVER, it just isn't tuna salad for me without dill pickle relish added, so I added 1 Tablespoon. Subsitude 1 7 oz pouch for 2 cans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Add a dash of tabasco and you have perfection. item not reviewed by moderator and published
In the absence of pickles, I cut up some hot banana peppers and stirred them in. Adds a nice kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my family's favorite, standard tuna salad. I've tried other recipes, but we like this the best. I add a chopped boiled egg to my recipe. I use the whole-grain mustard version, but I enjoy my sandwich with a little pickle relish. It's a simple recipe that's quick, easy, and very flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad is really easy to make and I couldn't stop eating it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'll use this recipe again... with dill. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used Miracle Whip instead of Mayonaise, and dill relish instead of sweet. Also skipped the parsley. It's delicious, especially on sourdough bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tuna salad for a party at work. The sandwiches were a big hit, and people were asking for leftovers the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's a good start.. but a bit plain for me. I like to make it a bit more interesting with crushed walnuts & avocado. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you for making the recipe quantities for one. That was really helpful! :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes to that cilantro and lemon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will try the baby greens next time. Tx for reco. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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