This is the BEST tuna salad ever! The last recipe you'll try. This has been in my family for generations, now it can be in yours!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, combine the tuna, lemon juice, mayonnaise, celery and pickle relish. Mix together well and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Editor's Note:

The original can of tuna was 6 ounces and has since been reduced to 5 ounces due to manufacturer's change. Amounts of mayonnaise may need to be slightly reduced.

Nutrition Facts

790 calories; protein 27.1g; carbohydrates 14.6g; fat 70.9g; cholesterol 63.6mg; sodium 775.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2010
I don't know if I'd refer to this as "drop dead delicious" as we are talking about tuna salad here. I cut this down to one serving and while I do love tuna salad this recipe is very basic and a good start to add in whatever other favorite ingredients you like. I always like to add a bit of garlic and onion powders plus a bit of salt and pepper. As far as the amount of mayo is concerned I always add that to my own tastes. Some people like a dry tuna salad others like more mayo than tuna it seems. Whatever your preference you can give this one a try... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/29/2003
Very easy but I wonder if 2 Cups of mayo is a typo??? How about 1/2 C?? Read More
(65)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2010
I don't know if I'd refer to this as "drop dead delicious" as we are talking about tuna salad here. I cut this down to one serving and while I do love tuna salad this recipe is very basic and a good start to add in whatever other favorite ingredients you like. I always like to add a bit of garlic and onion powders plus a bit of salt and pepper. As far as the amount of mayo is concerned I always add that to my own tastes. Some people like a dry tuna salad others like more mayo than tuna it seems. Whatever your preference you can give this one a try... Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2003
Has a good flavor but I made it with the recommended 2 cups of mayo and it was WAY too much...so I made it over again using only 1/2 cup of mayo...better. Read More
(69)
Rating: 2 stars
09/28/2003
Very easy but I wonder if 2 Cups of mayo is a typo??? How about 1/2 C?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2005
I am quite old(81) and live alone. This is an easy recipe for me to prepare and is delicious. Thanks. Howard Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
great starter recipe for tuna salad. i barely added any mayo because i don't like it just enough to coat the mixture but i doubled on the celery and relish since i love those a lot. i also added ground black pepper and a little mustard. this recipe is really versatile so you can put in what you like. i've made it several times once adding macaroni and it turned out very well. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
add an egg per can and mmmmmm perfect! Exactly the recipe I have been looking for all my life!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
Whoa now this is a good recipe for tuna salad. I've tried some others on this website and this is the best. The ingredients very much compliment the taste of the tuna. Not only that but it's simple to make. I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
(21)
Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2003
I followed others' advise and cut the mayo in half. Still too much. Too much relish and not any zing like celery seed or garlic salt may have provided. Wouldn't make it again. Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2003
Way TOO MUCH mayonnaise. I cut it by 1/4; I should have used only half. Read More
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