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Tuna Salad

justjul Feb 9, 2008 04:02 PM

I'm hooked on Jimmy John's Tuna Salad. Does anyone have a similar recipe that I can make at home?

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    ibbishmoose Apr 14, 2009 11:54 AM

    I used to work there and this is what they put in it:
    -Helmann's/Best Foods mayonnaise (both are the same, depending on where you live you will be able to find one or the other)
    -Celery (not too sure about this one)
    -Soy Sauce

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    1. re: ibbishmoose
      jjbailee Apr 15, 2009 12:21 PM

      I currently work at jimmy johns and this is what we do

      Take about six 5oz cans of "Chicken of the Sea chunk light in water" tuna and squeeze it over the sink handful by handful until the water is pretty much all out of it. (this is the tricky/ labor intensive part)
      Then add Approx 1/4 cup of soy sauce
      2-3 small onions finely chopped
      5-6 stalks of celery chopped
      Mix it all in together (with your hands), then either let it sit in the fridge overnight or immediately Squeeze the tuna again until most of the water is gone again.
      Add 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup of Hellman's mayonaise mix it all up (no hands this time) together, and Enjoy!!

      1. re: jjbailee
        Runforlondon Apr 21, 2009 09:04 PM

        You are my new best friend, lol.

        Thanks for sharing!

    2. stellamystar Feb 10, 2008 06:30 PM

      Just tell JJs you need to know the ingredients. If you get guff, just say it's for allergies to expedite the process. But, they probably won't care. If they make the tuna on site, they should have it all listed out.

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      1. re: stellamystar
        jayt90 Feb 10, 2008 06:40 PM

        Lol! It was Harry Belafonte who taught us, "Man smart, Woman smarter!"

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        malibumike Feb 10, 2008 07:32 AM

        My mom and grandma made the best tuna salad. A can of tuna in oil, drained, chop up celery, pickle relish, a little lemon juice, chopped hard boiled egg, and(I know I'll be crucified for saying this but here goes) mix in Miracle Whip salad dressing, yes Miracle Whip, it has a lemony flavor that goes perfectly with tuna, it is the only use I find acceptable for MW and I already know that for anything else it is Best Foods/Helmans. Try it, you'll like it.

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          suzannajoy Feb 9, 2008 05:41 PM

          Who is Jimmy John?

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          1. re: suzannajoy
            justjul Feb 9, 2008 05:42 PM

            Jimmy John's is a sandwhich chain.

            1. re: suzannajoy
              Gio Feb 9, 2008 05:45 PM


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