How To Make A Tasty Tuna Salad

How To Make A Tasty Tuna Salad

Mama’s Tuna Salad Recipe

Every family has their own recipe for tuna salad. It is a common meal for lunch. Tuna salad is one of the easiest recipes to make. It is both inexpensive and nutrition to eat for lunch. Tuna sandwich is easy on the pocketbook for college students, moms or singletons like me. This is my families recipe. BUT first, a short story that inspired this blog.

Mama's tuna salad sandwich recipe

A few weeks ago my sister Angel was making tuna salad for her and her grandson Austin. She told my other sister Debby that she never seems to make it like mom makes it. Debby told her she was forgetting the eggs. Apparently, she has been making it for years without the eggs.

She boiled the eggs, peeled and mashed them up. Then she mixed the eggs into the tuna and then apparently took a short break. When she came back her grandson Austin had eaten the whole thing. He commented, “That was the best tuna salad I’ve ever had!”.

The next day Austin was running to the market to pick up a few things. Angel asked him to pick up another can of tuna. He said “Why? We just ate tuna yesterday!” She said “No! YOU ate tuna salad yesterday!”

Sometimes you just have to laugh at your family.

Here’s Mama’s Tuna Salad!

Hard boilded eggs.
Hard boiled eggs

Hard boil eggs, peel and smash

Open tuna and drain water out.
Pick your choice of tuna

Open tuna can and drain liquid.

Smashing eggs with a fork
Smashed eggs with fork

Smash eggs with a fork.

Adding drained tuna to the eggs
Adding drained tuna

Add drained tuna.

Mix in mayonnaise, garlic and pickle relish.
Mix in mayonnaise, garlic and pickle relish.

Mix in mayonnaise, garlic and pickle relish.

Tuna salad mixed together
mixed together

Mixed together

Spread eggg salad mixture on bread
Spread mixture on bread

Spread mixture over bread.

Egg salad sandwich ready to eat
Sandwich ready to eat

Add some mandrian oranges to your lunch. Enjoy!

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How to make a tasty tuna salad
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
50 mins

How to make a tasty tuna salad. An old family classic.

Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tuna Salad
  • 1 Can Tuna
  • 2 Boiled Eggs
  • 2 Tbs Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs Pickle Relish
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic
  • 2 pieces Bread Slices
  1. Hard boil eggs, cool, peel, and mash with a fork

  2. Open one can of tuna, drain water out.

  3. In bowl mix tuna, eggs, mayonnaise, pickle relish, and garlic.

  4. Spoon onto bread or toast.

Recipe Notes

Can be eaten as a dip with crackers.

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Mama's tuna salad sandwich recipe
Mama’s tuna salad sandwich recipe

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