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Creamy and Crunchy Tuna Salad Supreme

Rated as 4.91 out of 5 Stars

"This tuna salad is made special with the addition of cream cheese and chopped raw carrots. Red peppers make it pretty and one or two other vegetables, fruits or nuts keep it changing and interesting. I developed this recipe after I tasted cream cheese in a salmon salad sandwich at a funeral lunch in Canada many years ago. Add baby spinach or lettuce leaves, and serve on your favorite bread or as a wrap in a tortilla."
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10 m servings 179
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Stir mayonnaise and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth. Add tuna, carrot, and red pepper; season with pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Make it your own; add one or two of these optional ingredients as desired: 1 tablespoon finely minced onion or green onion, 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickles (such as Sechler's® Candied Sweet Dills), 2 tablespoons chopped pecans or almonds, 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped celery, or 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots, cherries or cranberries. I have to laugh sometimes when I think I have so many ingredients one could ask, 'Where is the tuna?'

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 11 2.2 17.4 37 119 Full nutrition

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Winner! What I liked about this when I looked over the recipe was the novel addition of the cream cheese and it worked! I did miss, however, some of the tang and flavor more mayonnaise would...

I really like the touch of cream cheese with tuna. As the footnotes suggested, I made it my own. Added minced onion, sweet pickles, and almonds. Thanks Joan!

I liked this, but not so much because the taste was anything new or different. It was because the cream cheese, added, made it hold up better. I have a manual shredder that sort of looks like a ...

This is very good with the addition of cream cheese. I sliced a cucumber in half lengthwise, scraped out the seeds, and filled both halves with this tuna salad. I'll be making this tuna salad re...

I was out of tuna so I used chicken. Delicious! The cream cheese is a delightful addition. Tuna is on my shopping list so I can make this again.

This is the best tuna salad recipe I have ever had and the only way I will ever make it going forward. Thanks for sharing!

I used thai sweet chili tuna and veggie cream cheese. So good.

everyone loved it. left out carrots, added onion. loved the crunch of the bell pepper.

OMG! So good. I've never had cream cheese in it before but it pairs nicely. I took the chefs note and made it my own. I added roasted redpeppers and sweet heat relish. I'll never go back to old ...