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Tuna salad in a bowl served with crackers.

Best Tuna Salad Recipe

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A classic tuna salad recipe with simple, delicious ingredients. Flaky tuna is mixed with boiled eggs, crisp celery, onions, sweet pickles, and a creamy mayo dressing. Perfect for sandwiches or creamy tuna melts with some potato chips on the side!
Course Lunch, Main
Cuisine American
Keyword classic tuna salad, tuna egg salad, tuna salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 414
Author Kim


  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna or 4 (2.6 ounce) single serve pouches drained
  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs diced
  • 1 medium celery stalk diced
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 2 small sweet pickles diced
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, Miracle Whip or Greek yogurt more or less depending on preference
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Add all tuna salad ingredients to a medium to large size mixing bowl. Stir together, gently, until all ingredients are fully combined.
    Stirring together tuna salad in a large bowl.
  • Spoon tuna salad onto bread for sandwiches, spread it on crackers or use it as a dip for chips. Enjoy!
    Serving tuna salad with crackers on a plate.



Feel free to use as much or as little of the above ingredients. If you like a creamier tuna salad, add more mayo. If you're not fond of celery, leave it out. This tuna salad recipe is very forgiving. Make it your own!
STORAGE: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Stir before serving and add a touch more mayo, if needed.
Nutritional information includes the salad only, not bread or crackers.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg