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Mar 13, 2005 10:59 PM

best tuna salad recipe???

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I usually just put a little mayo, dash of dill, chopped onions & celery, and salt & pepper. Is it all the same or is there a truly great way to make a tuna salad? Thanks.

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  1. Dash of sour cream really evens out the mayo. Also add chopped hard cooked egg and a little Dijon mustard. Making it a few hours before really emboldens the flavors.

    1. I throw some chopped apple into mine. It gets lots of compliments.

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      1. re: Sandra W.

        Thought I was the only one! People love it! But it doesn't keep well (apple releases too much moisture over time).

        1. re: Sandra W.

          Light mayo (regular mayo optional), apple and dried carnberries or dried cherries -- so good!

          1. re: Sandra W.

            Grew up on tuna with apples! Didn't know it was "weird" til I had a friend ask me at age 10, "What the heck are you putting in there?" We did red apple, red onion, celery, dill and mayo. Now I like to add Nature's Seasoning sometimes as well.

            As another poster noted, Caesar dressing is yummy too, as is Italian.

            1. re: Emme

              I do this with chicken all the time but never with tuna. I'll have to try it.

          2. My favourite way is to add a bit of caesar salad dressing to the mayo along with salt, pepper, and green onions. This is the closest I've gotten to deli tuna sandwiches

            1. My favorite is still mayo with sweet pickle relish and celery(how Mom made it). But, there are other ways I like to prepare it too.

              Carrots, bamboo shoots, red pepper and/or celery with mayo and S&P. Really ups the crunch factor and the carrots add some sweetness.

              Cilantro chutney with chopped red onions and a good bit of fresh lemon juice (no mayo). Hot and spicy and completely different than a mayo-based salad.

              1. Balsamic vinegar! My friend who doesn't like mayo taught me this. Use a little bit of mayo ("for texture," he says), then add a healthy splash of the vinegar. I also like to add chopped grape tomatoes.

                This also makes a great tuna melt.