This is the Best Tuna Salad recipe. Tangy and a little spicy, it is healthy and also filling. Pair it with vegetables for a low carb snack or bread for a classic lunch.
This is a classic and healthy recipe that I’ve been making for years. I can’t believe it took me this long to share it here.
I think it’s because it’s so easy, I thought everyone already made it this way. But recently my mom visited and commented on how good it was. If my own mother didn’t make it this way, then I had to share it with you!
This recipe is super versatile. I like to use basic ingredients and then just throw the kitchen sink at it.
I made this batch to eat it with celery stalks, but if you are making it for a sandwich, you can add celery into the salad for extra crunch. I also like corn and even boiled egg added in if I have it already cooked in the fridge.
One ingredient however I never substitute is the mayonnaise. For me, real mayonnaise is Hellman’s (this is not a sponsored post). I just love the tanginess of it compared to other brands that are sweet. With tuna salad or any fish dish, I always like acidic complements.
Best Tuna Salad
- 12 oz canned tuna in water
- 1/2 yellow onion diced small
- 1/3 bunch of parsley chopped
- 1 carrot finely shredded
- 1/3 tsp salt
- 1/3 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1/4 cup Hellman's mayonnaise
- 1/6 cup dijon mustard
- 1/2 lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
What type of Tuna is best?
I used to buy tuna in oil and many years ago switched to tuna in water and I don’t think it makes much difference, unless you are trying to cut out fat from your diet.
The one thing I am partial to is buying solid white Albacore tuna because I prefer the bigger chunks of fish in my tuna salad. Again. It’s personal preference.
What other ways can I serve this Tuna Salad?
There are almost unlimited ways to serve this Tuna Salad. Here are a few options:
- Tuna sandwich
- Tuna Melt
- Cucumber boats
- Zucchini boats
- Lettuce wrap
- Stuffed bell pepper
I really enjoy this easy recipe as a protein packed, omega-3 rich snack in between meals, specially when I am eating low carb.
What recipe should I make next?