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This tuna and cream cheese 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 tasting 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.



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


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


Cook's Note:

Make it your own by adding 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

179 calories; protein 17.4g; carbohydrates 2.2g; fat 11g; cholesterol 37.1mg; sodium 119.3mg. Full Nutrition