Tuna Salad is a classic recipe that’s always a favorite. This version combines albacore tuna with red onion, celery, mayo, mustard, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Delicious in sandwiches, salads, or straight out of the bowl!
When it comes to sandwiches, I love trying new things. But the truth is… nothing beats the classics… and Tuna Salad is one of my favorites.
Of course, not all recipes are created equal, and I’ve spent years perfecting mine. This version is the BEST ever… made with the perfect blend of ingredients and flavors.
It’s creamy without being overly mayo-heavy. It has just the right amount of crunch. And the addition of dijon mustard and lemon juice makes ALL the difference!
Whether you’re a tuna salad connoisseur or just on the hunt for the perfect recipe, this one is guaranteed to be a fast favorite.
- 2 cans albacore tuna, drained
- 3 Tbsp. finely chopped celery
- 2 Tbsp. minced red onion
- 1/4 c. mayo
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- pinch of salt (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl; mix well.
- Serve on bread, crackers, salad, or all on its own.
🥑 Recipe variations
- Add 1/2 avocado, chopped
- Add 1-2 Tbsp. minced dill pickles OR pickle relish
- Add 1-2 Tbsp. capers
- Add 1 Tbsp. minced jalapeno
- Add 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- Substitute light tuna for albacore
- Add 1 Tbsp. fresh minced parsley or dill
- Omit celery or onion
🌡 Storing leftovers
Leftover Tuna Salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
🥚 Related recipes
- Caprese Tuna Salad
- Mediterranean Tuna Salad
- Sriracha Tuna Melts
- Classic Egg Salad
- BLT Egg Salad
- Cobb Egg Salad
- Skinny Sriracha Egg Salad
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 972mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 41g