This is a really great tuna salad recipe I got from a friend who used it in her catering service business many years ago. The secret ingredients are the curry and Parmesan cheese! Odd combinations but this makes a terrific tuna sandwich! She used it for an appetizer with gourmet crackers and people always wanted her recipe. I have never tasted another tuna salad quite like this one, and it has been my favorite recipe for tuna salad for many, many years.

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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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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and onion flakes. Season with curry powder, parsley, dill and garlic powder. Mix well and serve with crackers or on a sandwich.

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Nutrition Facts

228.4 calories; 13.4 g protein; 5.3 g carbohydrates; 23.7 mg cholesterol; 254.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2007
Fantastic! This is the best tuna salad I have ever tasted! The first time I made it I used chunk light tuna, and tonight I used albacore...it's great either way. I don't understand why some reviews state that there's too much mayo or dill. When draining the tuna, I use the lid of the can to squeeze it dry. Isn't that how everyone does it? It makes quite a stiff mixture this way. I also used the straight edge of a spatula to level off each measuring spoon and get an accurate measurement of each ingredient. My 7th grade home economics teacher was a stickler about this. I find this especially important when using the more potent herbs and spices such as in this recipe. Anyway...I simply ate this on a slice of sundried tomato bread from my local bakery. I was planning to toast it first but I couldn't wait! It was delicious! Once this is refrigerated overnight and served on bakery bread with romaine lettuce, swiss cheese and a slice of garden-ripened tomato it is a ten star recipe for certain! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/23/2011
I was so excited to try this recipe after all of the good reviews! I will continue my search for the perfect tuna salad recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2007
Fantastic! This is the best tuna salad I have ever tasted! The first time I made it I used chunk light tuna, and tonight I used albacore...it's great either way. I don't understand why some reviews state that there's too much mayo or dill. When draining the tuna, I use the lid of the can to squeeze it dry. Isn't that how everyone does it? It makes quite a stiff mixture this way. I also used the straight edge of a spatula to level off each measuring spoon and get an accurate measurement of each ingredient. My 7th grade home economics teacher was a stickler about this. I find this especially important when using the more potent herbs and spices such as in this recipe. Anyway...I simply ate this on a slice of sundried tomato bread from my local bakery. I was planning to toast it first but I couldn't wait! It was delicious! Once this is refrigerated overnight and served on bakery bread with romaine lettuce, swiss cheese and a slice of garden-ripened tomato it is a ten star recipe for certain! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2007
Fantastic! This is the best tuna salad I have ever tasted! The first time I made it I used chunk light tuna, and tonight I used albacore...it's great either way. I don't understand why some reviews state that there's too much mayo or dill. When draining the tuna, I use the lid of the can to squeeze it dry. Isn't that how everyone does it? It makes quite a stiff mixture this way. I also used the straight edge of a spatula to level off each measuring spoon and get an accurate measurement of each ingredient. My 7th grade home economics teacher was a stickler about this. I find this especially important when using the more potent herbs and spices such as in this recipe. Anyway...I simply ate this on a slice of sundried tomato bread from my local bakery. I was planning to toast it first but I couldn't wait! It was delicious! Once this is refrigerated overnight and served on bakery bread with romaine lettuce, swiss cheese and a slice of garden-ripened tomato it is a ten star recipe for certain! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2007
Just thought I'd share my twist to this wonderfully flavored salad!!! I used only 1 T. lite Miracle Whip just to give moisture and The Pampered Chef Dill seasoning mix for the dill and garlic. It was JUST the VERY low fat change I wanted so I could add more healthy tuna to my diet. Thanks soooo much!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2011
Very nice change of pace from the traditional tuna sandwich. Served this at a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" recently and they were perfect! Will definity serve again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2007
I searched for a tuna salad recipe that was a little different from the norm. I doubled this recipe and found that the taste was just ok, but easily modified to be GREAT! First of all, I would cut down on the amount of relish and parsley and add a little more cheese. I used fresh onion since I don't keep minced dried onion in the house. It took about 2 Tbl of the onion to make it "show up" in the taste of this recipe. That's 2T total for this recipe DOUBLED. I know I will make this again, but with a few little tweaks that I mentioned. Also, don't be afraid of the curry. It is excellent in this dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2006
I've prepared this a few times for several different people and everyone loves it. I do use less mayo in mine, fresh, finely diced onion (maybe 2 Tbsp., more than a pinch of garlic powder, half the parsley and I have taken to adding a bit of diced cucumber, as well. Customize to suit your own taste... the basic recipe is a winner. Highly recommended. Thanks, TANAQUIL! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Barbie I have to hand it to ya - you've taken tuna salad to whole new level. This stuff is really, really good. I normally don't like sweet pickle relish in tuna salad, but for some reason it works here. I used 1/4 tsp. of dried minced onion flakes and was a bit liberal with the garlic powder. I also added a bit of salt and pepper. I have to say, this is probably one of the best tuna salads on this site. It was so good I whipped up a second batch and made a sandwich for my husband to take to work tomorrow. He's not a huge tuna salad fan, but I bet this will turn him into one. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2011
Very good tuna salad recipe! I cannot understand why some people don't follow the recipe or don't like an ingredient or two, then give the recipe a poor rating. I changed a few things because of mine and my family's tastes. I added some hard boiled eggs, more onion, a dash of yellow mustard and a pinch of tarragon. I usually do a little tweaking to most recipes I as I've been cooking for 40 years and know what my family likes. But if a recipe I've seen here doesn't turn out well and I have altered it, I would NEVER come here and give it a poor rating since I changed it! We LOVE this tuna salad and I would never have thought to use some of the ingredients in it (such as Parmesan and curry powder), so THANK YOU TANAQUIL! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
This is my one of my favorite sandwiches. I can't eat the tuna plain anymore after this recipe. I ran out of dill weed so I just made it without it the other day and I liked it even better without it. I make this recipe regularly now. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2007
This is a great unique take on traditional boring tuna salad. I LOVED the curry addition. As most have stated I used quite a bit less mayo 2 TBL and replaced with Mircale Whip as I like the flavor better. I also decreased the relish to 2TBL as I wanted the tuna flavor to be more recognizable. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/23/2011
I was so excited to try this recipe after all of the good reviews! I will continue my search for the perfect tuna salad recipe... Read More
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