How do you make a good tuna fish salad?

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Aug 31, 2010

What are some of the ingredients that you put in your tuna fish salad? How do you eat it? Plain or with bread or saltine crackers or other kinds of crackers?

I like tuna fish with mayo, rotinni noodles, salt, pepper, onion, peas, celery salt.



I buy the tuna in vacuum pack bags and a bottle of tuna salad mix (in mayo section @ Walmart). It is very good and lo carb etc. I just mix some into my tuna and fill a pita pocket with tuna salad and lettuce. Yum.
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August 31st, 2010 | 7:16 pm

I put onions, celery and hard boiled eggs in mine. Along with salt and pepper. I like to eat it right out of the bowl, im not much on bread. Oh i also put a little light mayo in there.
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August 31st, 2010 | 7:52 pm

white albacore tuna, mayo, chopped onion
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August 31st, 2010 | 8:42 pm

I love this:

green onions, sliced
celery, diced fine
onion, diced fine
pickles, diced fine
shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper

Mix all well, chill, and serve with crackers.
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August 31st, 2010 | 9:15 pm

Tuna is all in the preference. Just remember you want to add enough mayo to make it a little creamy.

I make mine with mayo and sometimes a pinch of yellow mustard. I also add chopped apples (adds a sweet crunch) My husband likes celery or relish in his. I sometimes eat it on club crackers or put it on toasted bread w/ cheese. (If i put it on bread i also add a little oregano and just a pinch of curry on top on tuna.)
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August 31st, 2010 | 9:38 pm

I usually use lots of tuna and real mayonaise and sour cream for the dressing. Dill is good in there too, fresh is better. I put minced onion also, garlic, pepper, I like it very seasoned and tasty. I also put peas in mine (you can experiment with other veggies too depending on your individual tastes)
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August 31st, 2010 | 9:52 pm
julie h:

I like tuna fish with mayo, rotinni noodles, salt, pepper, onion, peas, celery salt.
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August 31st, 2010 | 10:21 pm

I like my tuna salad simply…mayo, drained tuna, onion, and pickles…i eat mine on bread
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August 31st, 2010 | 10:47 pm

Here are two variations of Tuna Fish Salad.. You can spread it on some crusty bread or Crackers or you can also add some Pasta and make it a meal or even make a delicious Tuna melt sandwich..
I have also included a Tuna Fish Pasta Salad recipe incase you want to try it Enjoy :)

Tuna Fish Salad Recipe

2 large tomatoes, cut in quarters
1 red bell pepper, cut in matchstick strips
1 green bell pepper, cut in matchstick strips
1 small onion, sliced in rings
1 can (6 1/2 or 7 ounces) tuna in vegetable oil
4 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons wine vinegar
1/2 small clove garlic, finely minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
12 pitted black olives, chopped
Arrange tomato quarters on a salad serving platter; place pepper strips and onion rings in center. Drain oil from tuna into a small jar; flake tuna and arrange in center of platter. Make salad dressing: add olive oil, wine vinegar, minced garlic, salt, pepper and dry mustard to tuna oil in jar.
Seal tightly and shake vigorously to blend. Sprinkle over tuna salad platter. Sprinkle chopped olives over the salad.
Tuna salad serves 3 to 4.

Delicious on its own, this recipe also makes a memorable Two Bite Tuna Melt.

Tuna Salad

1 six-ounce can water-packed tuna, drained
2 tablespoons Homemade Mayonnaise , or prepared
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons finely minced celery
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, celery, lemon juice, zest, and salt and pepper to taste. Using a fork, mix well until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 day.

Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

1 10 ounce can water-packed tuna, drained
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup black olives, pitted, and sliced
3 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs capers
1 Tbs parsley, minced
1 Tbs fresh oregano, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1 pound tri-color, short, fusilli pasta, cooked al dente and cooled
Mix the mayonnaise, olives, lemon juice, capers, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper in a large bowl.
Add the pasta and gently mix.
Chill for at least 1 hour.
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August 31st, 2010 | 11:33 pm
Jacqueline M:

I just add some really finely chopped celery, a little bit of pepper some dried parsley flakes and of course mayo. It tastes good on Triscuit crackers. or you can do a tuna melt on toast with melted cheddar cheese.
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September 1st, 2010 | 12:19 am

i make mine a bit different then everyone.

tuna drained really well or the vaccum packed stuff
relish or chopped pickle
lettuce chopped really fine
mircale whip (to me mayo in tuna is nasty)
some onion powder
i eat mine on toast with some thin sliced tomatoe or just as in on crackers. REally good
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September 1st, 2010 | 1:04 am

I recently had some excellent tuna salad that had just a little relish in it — it was yummy! I honestly never eat relish, but it was really good because it provided a little bit of flavor as well as moistness. I also recently had tiny diced cucumbers in lobster salad which was really good as well. It was kind of like putting celery in, but it was more mushy so the textures blended well together.

I love to eat my tuna in grilled cheese : ) I also like tuna on specialty breads (ciabatta, etc.) that are soft or have some flavor as well as plain old white bread. Ive also been known to eat it straight out of the bowl : P
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September 1st, 2010 | 1:20 am
She said:

My tuna salad consist of

1 can of tuna, 1 can of corn , onion and lettuce finely chop and mayo put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it , my man likes it on bread but I eat mine on a tostada with some Valentina hot sauce .
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September 1st, 2010 | 1:54 am
Julia R:


2 (6 oz.) cans tuna fish, drained
1/2 c. real mayonnaise, not salad dressing
1/3 c. sweet pickle relish
3 tbsp. dry minced onion
3 hard cooked egg yolks, mashed
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. celery, finely chopped
1/3 c. crab apple jelly (this is the magic ingredient)

Beat all ingredients together. Makes 12 servings.
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September 1st, 2010 | 2:37 am

The best thing you can do is start with fresh tuna you grill yourself.
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September 1st, 2010 | 2:56 am