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A quick, easy, and tasty classic tuna salad recipe that is packed with flaky tuna, crunchy red onions, and creamy mayonnaise. This timeless dish offers a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Ideal for sandwiches, salads, or as a delicious dip.

(Last Updated On: April 3, 2024)

When you want something quick and easy to make, but something that is also satisfying to eat, healthy for you, and tastes delicious, then you must try this tuna salad recipe.

With ingredients such as red onions, relish, garlic powder, and black pepper added to the recipe, you get a nice kind of crisp and crunchy texture and a welcoming taste.

Close up of classic tuna salad recipe in a bowl and on a Ritz cracker.

Key Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of Albacore solid white tuna in water
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of red onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
Classic tuna salad recipe ingredients.

Step-By-Step Instructions With Photos

Drain the water out of the can of albacore, place it in a bowl, then separate it into pieces with a fork.

Add 1/3 cup of mayonnaise together with 2 tablespoons of relish, and 2 tablespoons of diced red onions to the tuna. Stir together with a spoon.

Albacore, mayonnaise, relish, and red onions in a bowl.
Albacore tuna, mayonnaise, relish, and diced red onions in a bowl.

Add 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder together with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper to the tuna mixture. Mix all together with a spoon.

Garlic powder, salt and pepper added to the tuna mixture.
Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the tuna mixture.

Tuna salad can be served in a variety of ways. Usually, it is spread between two pieces of bread, also known as a tuna fish sandwich. But, to add some extra flavor to that sandwich, try spreading some on toast and sprinkling cheddar cheese over the top. Also, adding chopped hard-boiled eggs to this tuna salad tastes delicious.

Tuna salad mixture in a bowl.
Tuna salad in a bowl.

Some Ways To Serve Tuna Salad

  • Spread over the top of your favorite green leafy vegetables
  • Spread on top of celery
  • Served as little sandwich squares at a party
  • Spread over the top of Ritz crackers with sliced cheddar cheese and a pickle

Whether you are making something to eat for a snack, lunch, or to be served at a party or celebration, this tuna salad will be a big hit to whomever and or however you serve it.

Tuna salad sandwich.
Classic tuna salad recipe close up.

Classic Tuna Salad Recipe

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A quick, easy, and tasty classic tuna salad recipe that is packed with flaky tuna, crunchy red onions, and creamy mayonnaise. This timeless dish offers a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Ideal for sandwiches, salads, or as a delicious dip.
5 from 2 votes
Cost $4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings 3

🫕 Equipment

🧂 Ingredients
  

👩‍🍳 Instructions
 

  • Open the can of Albacore solid white tuna in water and drain the water.
  • In a bowl, break up the albacore tuna into pieces with a fork.
  • Add the mayonnaise, relish, and diced red onions to the tuna. Mix together.
  • Add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the tuna mixture. Mix together.

*️⃣ Recipe Notes

  • Celery that is diced up in small pieces can also be added to tuna salad.
  • Chopped hard-boiled eggs added to tuna salad tastes delicious.
 
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