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How To Make A Tasty Tuna Salad

How To Make A Tasty Tuna Salad

Mama’s Tuna Salad Recipe

Every family has its own recipe for tuna salad. It is a common meal for lunch. Tuna is one of the easiest recipes to make. It is both inexpensive and nutritious to eat for lunch. This sandwich is easy on the pocketbook for college students, moms, or singletons like me. This is my family’s 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 our other sister Debby that she never seems to make it as 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 to do something else. When she came back her grandson Austin had eaten the whole thing. He commented, “That was the best tuna 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 yesterday!”

Sometimes you just have to laugh at your family.

Here’s Mama’s Tuna Salad!

Hard boilded eggs.Hard-boil eggs, peel, and smash


Open tuna and drain water out.Open tuna can and drain liquid.


Smashing eggs with a forkMy mom uses a fork to smash the eggs.

I like to use an old fashion potato masher. It takes less time for me to smash them.


Adding drained tuna to the eggsAdd drained tuna.


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


Tuna salad mixed togetherMixed together


Spread eggg salad mixture on breadSpread mixture over bread.


Egg salad sandwich ready to eat

The sandwich is ready to eat.

Add some mandarin oranges to your lunch. Enjoy!


If you would like to try it, Print it!

Adding drained tuna to the eggs

How to make a tasty tuna salad
How to make a tasty tuna salad. An old family classic.
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American


  • 1 Can Tuna
  • 2 Boiled Eggs
  • 2 Tbs Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs Pickle Relish
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic
  • 2 pieces Bread Slices


  • Hard boil eggs, cool, peel, and mash with a fork
  • Open one can of tuna, drain water out.
  • In bowl mix tuna, eggs, mayonnaise, pickle relish, and garlic.
  • Spoon onto bread or toast.


Can be eaten as a dip with crackers.
Keyword Tuna Salad

Mama's tuna salad sandwich recipe


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