This is my Mom's recipe for tuna salad which happens to contain no mayonnaise. Being Catholic, we had it every Friday night for dinner. Serve on bread or lettuce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water and cool under cold running water. Peel.

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  • Place the eggs and pickles into a food processor; pulse until roughly chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in tuna and celery. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the pickle juice until thoroughly blended.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 16.1g; carbohydrates 7.4g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 167.6mg; sodium 470.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2005
This was pretty good a basic tuna salad. I added a little table spice blend to give it some zing. To the reviewer who was disappointed because this recipe was missing the mayo: The whole point of the recipe is that it does not contain mayo it's even in the title of the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2004
Ok this was missing something MAYO. Seriously this needs some kind of "glue" to hold it together. Read More
(12)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2005
This was pretty good a basic tuna salad. I added a little table spice blend to give it some zing. To the reviewer who was disappointed because this recipe was missing the mayo: The whole point of the recipe is that it does not contain mayo it's even in the title of the recipe. Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2009
I had this for lunch today only I modified it a little bit. Instead of bread and butter pickles I used Mt.Olive Dill Salad Cubes and omitted the salt. It was very good on whole wheat bread. I will be making this often. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2006
This was a great easy healthy recipe! I just made one serving for lunch and it was filling and satisfied all of my cravings. It would have been just as easy to make the entire salad and feed a family. I loved it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2004
Ok this was missing something MAYO. Seriously this needs some kind of "glue" to hold it together. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2009
Put it on a bed of spinach and eat as a "salad" (hence the name of this thing) if you have a hard time keeping the ingredients together. If you're goal is eating healthier you could skip the bread anyhow. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2009
I thought this was lacking a bit of flavor so I added more chopped pickle and mustard. i did not have any problem with not having a binder bc I accidently processed the egg and pickle a bit too long which gave me a weird mix that was kinda chunky but not really and had some liquid to bind. I might try this again with less eggs--it seemed like too many eggs. Of course couldve been my fault since I processed so long. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
I think this is a great healthy alternative to the fat-laden mayo versions especially since I don't care for the low-fat or fat-free varieties. I sometimes add lemon pepper and green onion just for added flavor. For more crunch I sometimes add chopped celery. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2008
very good! I added some onion for extra flavor. Will make it again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2012
Pretty good for a no mayo tuna salad. I did use a couple dollops of thick greek style plain yogurt tho as a kind of glue. I also didnt use sweet pickles as they had a bit to much carbs (sugar) for my application of this meal so I added 2 tsp of sugar to sweeten it. Read More
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