This takes boring canned tuna and adds a little zing to it. Dill pickle relish works great, too.

Sandi

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 4.1g; fat 2.4g; cholesterol 19.8mg; sodium 144.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2009
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2003
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. Read More
(57)
152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2009
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! Read More
(63)
Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2003
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. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This is an excellent variation on the old standby tuna salad. My family loved the addition of onions and Dijon! Yummy served on Country Seed Bread, this site. We'll be eating more tuna salad for lunch. Thanks Sandi. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2004
I've used this recipe using Tuna or Chicken - both get good reviews. I do doctor it using fresh lemon juice more mayonnaise chopped garlic plus fresh snipped parsley to give it more zing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I liked this recipe and will make it again it tasted great on toast. However I used 2 tsp of the Dijon Mustard and 1 1/2 tsp's of the relish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2003
I'm not a big celery fan so I left that ingredient out. Otherwise this is a great tuna salad recipe I especially enjoy the onions in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
The mustard and relish helped me forget that I didn't use as much mayo as I normally do. I left out the onions and celery and it was still delicious! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2011
This is a very good recipe but just my opinion to make it zesty for those who complain that it is not... I dont add regular salt in mine i always put in tony chacheres creole seasoning. it doesn't take much and it brings out so much flavor. I also put in hard boiled eggs. tuna salad is naked to me without them! Read More
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