Perfect Tuna Salad

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Category Category: Lunch
  • Method Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American


My Perfect Tuna Salad is loaded with crunchy extras like carrots, pickles, and nuts. It’s great to eat with crackers, on bread, or stuffed in an avocado!


  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained well
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/3 cup small diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds (or cashews)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until combined.
  2. Serve immediately or chill airtight for up to 3 days.


Serve with crackers, on bread with avocado, lettuce and tomato, on a lettuce wrap, or a tortilla.

Keywords:: best tuna salad recipe, tuna

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