The Best Tuna Salad On The Planet

, March 30th, 2016. Posted in: Recipes

I've been making tuna salad this way for years. It must be the best, because the title says so.

That's some damn good tuna salad right there.

Okay, before I continue, I’ll acknowledge that using ‘the best‘ as a description for something is almost always subjective.  When I jokingly told Jason I would be titling this post ‘The Best Tuna Salad On The Planet’, he vehemently proclaimed “If there are no pickles nor bacon in the salad, it simply cannot be the best!”  I disagree, and for the sake of healthy competition I let my ‘best‘ title stand.  Also, in my defense, I’ve had many rave reviews on this recipe over the years.

Everyone likes different ingredients in tuna salad.  Some like sweet or dill pickles (like Jason), and some (like me) are staunchly anti-pickle when it comes to tuna salad.  This has been an ongoing, albeit friendly, feud between us as a couple, and I (of course) am the correct one on this particular debate.  When Jason and I talk about the topic, and how I turn up my nose at even the thought of pickles in tuna salad, he points out that I will eat pickles in tartar sauce with other types of fish, and that I like pickles apart from tuna.  It’s as if he’s trying to convince me of my errant tuna-eating ways.  You may have guessed it doesn’t work.

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try, and tell us what you think in the comments.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you want this recipe to be Paleo or Whole 30 compliant, it’s important to use Paleo Mayo.  If you don’t care about that, traditional store-bought mayo will do just fine.
  2. I like to eat this salad atop romaine lettuce with tomato and avocado slices, but it’s also quite good in a sandwich.  Or better yet, add it to a grilled cheese for a lovely tuna melt.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Ready In: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 1 - 2

Tuna Salad Ingredients

  • 1 7oz can albacore tuna, packed in water (drained)
  • 2 T finely chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 T finely chopped onion
  • 2 T paleo mayo
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • 1/8 t celery salt
  • 1/8 t onion powder
  • 1/8 t garlic powder
  • pinch black pepper

Tuna Salad Directions

Mix ingredients until blended.


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