Rating: 4.03 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe makes a nice light tuna salad. The orange and pecans add a pleasantly sweet and nutty effect, and there is no mayo! It tastes great on sandwiches, with saltines, and even plain!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the tuna, sour cream, mustard, relish, orange juice, pecans, garlic salt, onion powder, and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 30.1g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 34.4mg; sodium 260.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2007
Short review:loved it. Long review: I used - a 6 oz can of tuna - 1 tbl of fat free nayonaise (soy based product) - 1 tbl of "hot dog relish" (mustard/relish mixed) - 1 tbl orange juice - a nut mix of soy nuts peanuts cashews and sesame seeds with garlic powder and other spices already on it. The flavor of the salad was overall "brighter" and different from normal tuna salad but not so different as to be odd. I thought the taste and texture were both great. The only thing I didn't like was that the nuts became somewhat soft after sitting in the tuna salad overnight. However it is possible that it has something to do with the type of nuts I used. Sometime I'll have to try it with pecans or walnuts and see how it turns out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2009
This was ok but I think it may be better with chicken instead of tuna. I think the tuna flavor was a bit over powering for the rest of the ingredients. I'll try it with chicken next time. Read More
(9)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2007
Short review:loved it. Long review: I used - a 6 oz can of tuna - 1 tbl of fat free nayonaise (soy based product) - 1 tbl of "hot dog relish" (mustard/relish mixed) - 1 tbl orange juice - a nut mix of soy nuts peanuts cashews and sesame seeds with garlic powder and other spices already on it. The flavor of the salad was overall "brighter" and different from normal tuna salad but not so different as to be odd. I thought the taste and texture were both great. The only thing I didn't like was that the nuts became somewhat soft after sitting in the tuna salad overnight. However it is possible that it has something to do with the type of nuts I used. Sometime I'll have to try it with pecans or walnuts and see how it turns out. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2007
This was deliciously different! I have a friend that was asking for a tuna salad w/o mayo in it...I am going to pass this one on to her. For a little extra sweetness I added some chopped mandrin oranges after I tasted the original salad. I liked it even better with the man. oranges! Thanks for the post! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
I didn't have onion powder so I added a tablespoon or so of minced sweet onion. This is delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2009
This was ok but I think it may be better with chicken instead of tuna. I think the tuna flavor was a bit over powering for the rest of the ingredients. I'll try it with chicken next time. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2010
I did not have sweet pickle relish so instead minced one large celery stalk. Not a fan of garlic powder or onion powder so I did not include these elements. Very good taste I just served it over whole grain bread. Thank you for sharing! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
This is a very tasty twist to tuna! I didn't even have sour cream so I had to use mayo but even with mayo it was good. I never thought orange juice would add such a great flavor and not to mention the pecans! Yummy! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
Giving this a 5 star rating...we really liked it! Used it over a bed of Romaine lettuce w/boiled egg quarters on the side. Yummy w/a bowl of steaming chicken noodle soup. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
My daughter loved it! She doesn't like mayo so it was a great recipe to try. I am making this again tomorrow and will add mandarin orange slices as others suggested... Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2007
this tuna salad was ok! i did add mandarin oranges and dried crandberrys for more sweetness it did make a big difference to the tuna. Read More
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