My husband says this tuna salad is even better than his mother's. Not too pickly tasting, mild with a nice blend of flavor. You can add more mayo for a creamier salad.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine tuna, eggs, onion, and celery in a large bowl.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, relish, honey mustard, celery seed, seasoned salt, and pepper. Pour over the ingredients in the other bowl, and stir gently to coat. Serve at room temperature or chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

185.9 calories; 13.6 g protein; 2 g carbohydrates; 106.2 mg cholesterol; 189.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
We ate this tuna salad at the Trout Lodge in Missouri. When we asked for the recipe they gave us a print out from this site! We can't wait to make it at home! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2012
Made this exactly as the recipe said and all I could taste was tuna fish. The next day I added more dill relish onions honey mustard and celery and didn't tell my family. After lunch I inquired if it tasted any different than the day before. Everyone said no. Just tuna fish. I was very disappointed in this dish. It seemed like a waste of ingredients for a very bland one note flavor. It would probably taste better without the tuna just the eggs and other favors. Taking this one out of my receptive box Read More
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230 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 157
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
We ate this tuna salad at the Trout Lodge in Missouri. When we asked for the recipe they gave us a print out from this site! We can't wait to make it at home! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2007
Don't you just hate it when people change the whole recipe and then rate it, I do...but here I am doing it, sorry...I basically combined Barbie's Tuna Salad, on this site, and New Wife Tuna Salad. I used: 5 hard-boiled eggs diced * 7 (6 oz) cans tuna, drained * 1 stalk celery, chopped * 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion * 1/2 cup mayo * 1 TBLS honey mustard * 1/2 tsp black pepper * 1/2 tsp seasoned salt * omitted dill pickle relish and celery seed * ADDED: 3 TBS Parmesan cheese, 1 TBLS dried parsley, 1 tsp dried dill weed and a pinch, or sprinkle, of garlic powder. This was great as an open face sandwich topped with cheese and broiled in the oven just enough to melt cheese. Thanks to both TANAQUIL (author of Barbie's Tuna Salad) and JMOR777 for New Wife Tuna Salad... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2010
Good tuna salad - I cut it back to one 6 ounce can and used one hard boiled egg. I didn't have honey mustard so I used dijon. To lighten it up I used Hellman's light mayo and added just a little more. I cut back on the onion a bit and added a pinch of garlic powder. I served this on toasted multi-grain bread with lettuce and a thick slice of tomato. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
I love this recipe. It is actually exactly how I make it except I use actual dill pickles cut up because my whole family loves dill pickles (Clausen). And instead of honey mustard I use plain yellow mustard but the honey mustard sounds good and I will be trying it that way. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2008
I have never made tuna salad from a recipe before I always just mixed tuna with mayo and celery. When I saw this recipe it looked so interesting I just had to try it. Wow! It was delicious. My son and husband liked it too. It was very tasty. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
We enjoy sitting on our deck overlooking Lake Lanier and eating this wonderful Tuna Salad!Delicious!!! ENJOY!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
Thanks for sharing a great recipe! I did add some garlic powder for personal taste and hubby prefers sweet pickles instead of dill but it still tasted yummy!!! I've added this to my recipe box! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2010
Delicious!! This is exactly how I make tuna salad accept I've always just used plain mustard. The honey mustard gives such a great underlying sweetness that contrasts really well with the tart relish. Also added some diced carrot. With the carrot it is 5 stars. Try it and you will be hooked:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2015
Love tuna, check. Love celery, check. Love hard-cooked eggs, check. Love dill pickle (I mince two baby dill pickles instead of the relish), check. Old Bay instead of seasoned salt, check. The wife and I love this recipe and like to make “tuna wraps” with it. Use large flour tortillas covered with a single layer of large lettuce leaves. Spoon the tuna salad onto the lettuce. (I add halved cherry tomatoes too) and fold up like any other wrap. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2012
Made this exactly as the recipe said and all I could taste was tuna fish. The next day I added more dill relish onions honey mustard and celery and didn't tell my family. After lunch I inquired if it tasted any different than the day before. Everyone said no. Just tuna fish. I was very disappointed in this dish. It seemed like a waste of ingredients for a very bland one note flavor. It would probably taste better without the tuna just the eggs and other favors. Taking this one out of my receptive box Read More
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