Classic Tuna Salad

    5 minutes

    Tuna salad is a beautiful filling for sandwiches. This recipe combines a tin of tuna with gherkin relish, mustard, celery and onion for some real zing.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 (185g) tin tuna, drained
    • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon sweet gherkin relish
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped onion
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Preparation:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Mash tuna in a small bowl with a fork. Add mayonnaise, gherkin relish, mustard, celery, onion and black pepper; stir to combine. Chill and serve.

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    I made this again for lunch today and it was delicious! I added a little garlic powder and increased the mayo. I actually use lite mayo and finely chopped red onion. This is good with or without the dill pickle. Serve it on toast or with a garden salad inside a hollowed out tomato or red pepper and it's a lite lunch that's attractive and good for you!  -  14 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I don't get it. I hate having to give bad reviews, and I quite frankly don't understand some of the high ratings... this is called "zesty"? I thought this was the most boring tuna salad I've ever had. It was extremely dry and completely tasteless.  -  29 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good basic recipe. To make it really zesty add 1 tsp (or more)crushed red pepper or 1/4 tsp (or more) cayenne pepper. Also, for variety, I sometimes add chopped black olives and/or jalapeneo peppers and/or garlic and/or cheddar cheese ..... The possibilities are endless.  -  04 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)