SIMPLE TUNA SALAD

SIMPLE TUNA SALAD

Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com

SIMPLE TUNA SALAD

Simple Tuna Salad is easy to make, pretty economical, surprisingly filling and very versatile. It can be eaten plain, dipped with a chip, on top of a salad, in a sandwich, stuffed in celery, atop cucumber slices, or a cheesy tuna melt. It seems kids often like tuna melts.

Obviously, you can use whatever tuna you prefer, but I tend to lean towards yellowfin tuna in olive oil. Olive oil makes the tuna less dry and it tends to have more flavor. I am especially fond of the clean catch yellowfin tuna in olive oil that they sell at Costco, which is mercury free.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR SIMPLE TUNA SALAD

If you think about it, try to boil the eggs ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. That way it makes it even easier when it comes time to prepare this recipe. In general, I usually add 2 boiled eggs per regular size can of tuna.

If you prefer your tuna salad on the sweeter side, simply replace the dill pickle with either sweet or bread and butter pickles. Same goes for the pickle juice. If you switch out the pickles, you might consider leaving the dried dill weed out as well.

GROCERY LIST

  • Tuna
  • Eggs
  • Celery
  • Dill pickles – or whatever you prefer
  • Yellow or red onion
  • Green onions
  • Mayonnaise
  • EVOO
  • Grainy mustard
  • Freshly ground Pepper
  • Celery seed
  • Dried dill weed
  • Cavender’s Greek seasoning
  • Pickle juice
  • Lemon

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LINKS TO PRODUCTS USED

You’ll need a medium size pot for boiling the eggs.

I use this Cavender’s Greek seasoning so much, that I sometimes buy it by the 5 pound bucket! True story.

SIMPLE TUNA SALAD

SIMPLE TUNA SALAD

Creamy and filling, but light and refreshing
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Miscellaneous, Salad, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: SIMPLE TUNA SALAD, TUNA SALAD
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Susanne

Equipment

  • Medium pot for boiling eggs

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Tuna drained, or undrained, your preference
  • 4 boiled eggs diced
  • 2 stalks Celery strings removed, 1/4'd lengthwise and diced
  • 1 Dill pickle diced, or sweet or bread & butter
  • 1/8 to 1/4 Small onion diced, more if desired
  • 2 Green onions very finely diced
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise I use Duke's or Kewpie; less, if desired
  • 1 Tablespoon EVOO
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole grain mustard
  • 25 grinds Freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried dill weed or fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cavender's Greek seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Dill pickle juice or sweet
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • If you can remember, boil the eggs ahead of time and place them in the refrigerator.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix very well to combine.

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