Tuna Salad Recipe


Dive into a culinary experience that captures the essence of simplicity and vitality with our Tantalizing Tuna Salad recipe. This classic dish is a harmonious blend of premium tuna, crisp vegetables, and a luscious dressing that comes together to create a melody of taste and texture.

Immerse your senses in the light, flaky texture of responsibly sourced tuna, elevated by the crunch of finely chopped celery and the gentle bite of red onions. Each forkful is a journey through layers of flavors, enhanced by a creamy dressing that strikes the perfect balance between richness and zest.

tuna salad recipe

Classic Tuna Salad

Savor the freshness and simplicity of our Classic Tuna Salad – a light and flavorful dish that effortlessly combines protein-packed tuna with crisp vegetables and a zesty dressing. Ideal for a quick lunch or a refreshing dinner, this recipe is a celebration of wholesome ingredients and vibrant flavors.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Fork
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Citrus juicer (optional)


  • 2 cans 5 oz each of tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 1/4 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish optional


Prepare Ingredients:

  • Drain the tuna and transfer it to a mixing bowl.
  • Chop celery, red onion, and parsley.

Mix Dressing:

  • In the same bowl, add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir until the ingredients are well combined, creating a creamy dressing.

Combine Ingredients:

  • Add chopped celery and red onion to the tuna.
  • Gently fold the ingredients together until evenly coated with the dressing.

Chill (Optional):

  • For enhanced flavor, refrigerate the tuna salad for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve the Classic Tuna Salad on a bed of greens, in a sandwich, or with crackers.


Customize your tuna salad with additional ingredients such as diced pickles, capers, or hard-boiled eggs.
Enjoy it as a sandwich, on a salad, or as a tasty dip with whole-grain crackers.
Keyword Healthy, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal, Tuna Salad
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