Tuna Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Tuna Salad

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Tuna Salad in a Bowl with Sliced Bread

Quick and easy tuna salad is a great go to recipe for the summer. It is perfect to make on a hot summer day when turning on the oven or stove is the last thing you want to do.

Simply drain canned tuna into a colander. Dice celery and red onion. Add tuna, celery, onion, sweet relish and mayo to a medium bowl and mix. Yes, it is that simple and easy to make. I guarantee it takes less than 30 minutes. It is the perfect high protein meal ready-to-go in the fridge.

Tuna Salad in a bowl with bread and pickles

Is canned tuna healthy?

Fresh tuna is a great source of high-quality protein (with little fat). It contains essential amino acids required by the body for growth and maintenance of lean muscle tissue. 

Canned tuna is also a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, with 150 milligrams or more per four-ounce serving. Additionally, canned tuna has less mercury than fresh tuna as canned tuna is made from smaller fish.

Tuna Salad Recipe

What is the best brands of canned tuna?

There are three different types of canned tuna, which can be used to make this quick and easy tuna salad recipe.

  • Solid White Albacore Tuna: With a steaky and firm structure and a mild and fresh flavor.
  • Chunk White Albacore Tuna: Like Solid White Albacore Tuna but packed in smaller chunks. It also has a mild flavor with a firm texture.
  • Chunk Light Tuna: This type comes from small tuna. Also known as skipjack, yellowfin, big-eye tuna. It has a softer texture, darker color, and the strongest flavor.
Tuna Salad Recipe

Goes well with:

Pair this tuna salad with some fresh homemade loaf bread or a summer spicy corn salad. Perfect for a summer afternoon or picnic.

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Tuna Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Tuna Salad

  • Author: hungrygirlinqueens
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: Salad


Quick and easy tuna salad made with celery, onion, mayonaise and sweet relish. Perfectly creamy, crunchy, tangy and sweet.



  • 2 5-ounce cans of tuna
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 stalk of celerydiced
  • 1/4 cup red oniondiced
  • 1 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet relsih
  • salt and pepperto taste


  1. Open canned tuna and drain in a colendar in the sink.
  2. Chop celery and onion.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine canner and drained tuna with celery, onion, mayonaise and sweet relish.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Garinish with parsley.
  6. Serve on bread slices, lettuce wrap or eat it straight out of a bowl

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