This was always a summer Saturday favorite for my grandparents and I. Great served on a large lettuce leaf. You may also add grapes or chopped apples if you wish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let egg stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water; cool for 5 minutes. Peel and chop into bite-sized pieces.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together tuna and mayonnaise. Mix in egg, celery, relish, and black pepper.

Cook's Note:

Substitute creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip(R)) for the mayonnaise if desired.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 3.9g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 59.9mg; sodium 167.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2010
Very nice tuna salad recipe but maybe there's a misprint here - the recipe says to use 3 (6 ounce) cans of tuna. Well seeing as I really didn't have any army to feed and there's no way that 3 Tbsp. of mayo would make any sense I used only one can. I eyeballed the amount of chopped celery and left out the relish (personal preference). I added a little salt pepper garlic and onion powders. The addition of the hard boiled egg was a nice change. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2003
Very easy and simple but a little plain for my taste. Read More
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68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2010
Very nice tuna salad recipe but maybe there's a misprint here - the recipe says to use 3 (6 ounce) cans of tuna. Well seeing as I really didn't have any army to feed and there's no way that 3 Tbsp. of mayo would make any sense I used only one can. I eyeballed the amount of chopped celery and left out the relish (personal preference). I added a little salt pepper garlic and onion powders. The addition of the hard boiled egg was a nice change. Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2003
A hard boiled egg in tuna salad is such a nice addition. I like to add chopped onion and green pepper as well as black pepper and garlic and onion powder to the mixture for more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2003
Very easy and simple but a little plain for my taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2008
This is a great base recipe and just needed a little tweaking to make a great sandwich. I had to add another egg it just needed more and I only used 2 cans of tuna and had to put three times the mayo it was too dry with only the 3 Tbl. I used dried celery in the jar and added some chopped onion per son's request. I was heavy handed with the pickle relish too. This made a good lunch though so thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2003
Great traditional Tuna Salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2003
I USED THIS RECIPE WHEN MY FUSSY SONINLAW CAME TO VISIT. hE THOUGHT IT WAS WAS WONDERFUL. i THOUGHT IT WAS QUICK EASY AND INEXPENSIVE THANX. MEANEST JEAN Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
I liked the addition of the egg. This is a great tuna salad recipe. Thanks Kristie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2003
This is exactly the recipe I was looking for. "Like mom used to make!" Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2011
I stepped it up a notch. I added diced red onion lots of celery for the crunch. Instead of sweet relish I opted to add dill or sometimes my favorite dill pickels diced up and my other version...Giuliano jalapeno spread ( it's really a relish)! WOW. Or...chili flakes. Let the flavors mesh for several hours or overnight. I've served in a hollowed our red bell pepper. Even diced the tops into the salad. Great on crackers too. Toasted bread is a must! I don't use the egg but I do use Costco's Kirkland Albacore and chill the cans ahead. I keep all in the fridge for fast cool salads or sandwiches. Also another variation....diced cucumbers (persian) dried dill.....the sky is the limit. Even added tabasco at times or lemon juice. Have fun...let the family rate them or have several and give your guests rate them. I did this for an all day bbq as lunch snacks. SoCal so we try to make it healthy. I also use light Best Foods mayo. You can do all the above and also add small shell pasta. Enjoy Read More
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