May 23

The Best Tuna Salad

There are plenty of people out there rolling their eyes, I know.  The sight of “the best” anything has that effect on some.  And that’s fine.

So to all you eye rollers out there, just do me one favor.  Try this recipe.  THEN tell me what you think.

I mean it.  Leave me a comment.  Prove me wrong.

Until then, I agree with Cook’s Country…this IS The Best Tuna Salad!

The Best Tuna Salad
from Cook’s Country Magazine

3 cans solid white tuna packed in water (I’ve always preferred Bumblebee)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup minced onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (CC recommends Hellmann’s…that’s all we EVER use in this house!)
1 celery stalk, finely chopped

Drain tuna and pat dry with a paper towel.  Microwave oil and onion for about 2 minutes, until onion begins to soften.  Mix with tuna, lemon juice, sugar, celery, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.  Let marinate for 10 minutes.

Stir in mayo and serve (I like my tuna salad cold so I always refrigerate it for a while before eating).

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11 Responses to The Best Tuna Salad

  1. laurenpetro says:

    my mom always put onions in tuna. you’ll never get a date that night but it’s great.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What size can of tuna do you use?

  3. Lindsay W says:

    How many servings does this yield?

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  5. Nancy Drew says:

    I have been making this tuna salad from Cooks Country for about 4 years now. I agree, it is really great! I am going to try it with some leftover salmon for lunch tomorrow.

  6. BETH says:

    Where is mention of the celery in the instructions please?

  7. Theresa says:

    I love Tuna and have always used the tuna in oil because I prefer the texture. But, with this recipe, you can kinda save the oil calories (except that you add your own back in). I love how well seasoned the tuna is BEFORE you add the mayo.

    My only tip would be to try albacore or tuna in the pouch for better flavor. I also like to add a bit of diced apple to mine for extra sweetness.

    Thank you for posting! This IS a great Tuna sand!

  8. Linda says:

    I have been making this tuna salad ever since I saw it posted in the Cooks Country. I don’t make any changes and it is always delicious! I can hardly get it finished before it is devoured by the family

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