TUNA SALAD – The Southern Lady Cooks

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Tuna salad is easy to make and perfect for making into sandwiches or enjoying on crackers. It’s creamy and I love eating it with boiled eggs.

tuna salad

If you like tuna recipes, you might also like this Tuna macaroni salad. It’s easy to make and a great side dish!

❤️Why I love this recipe

We love this tuna salad because it’s so easy to make and so easy to enjoy. Sometimes, when I don’t feel like cooking, I can make it on Sunday and have lunch right away. We love making sandwiches and eating them on Ritz crackers.

🍴Main ingredients

  • tuna underwater
  • celery
  • onion
  • sweet pickle relish or chopped pickles
  • mayonnaise
  • Boiled egg
  • pepper
  • salt
  • smoked paprika (optional)


You can also add your favorite spices like garlic or chives. You can also use sweet relishes, dill relishes, and pickles. I also added liquid smoke.

🍽️How to make it

It couldn’t be simpler. The most time-consuming part of the process is boiling the eggs.

cooking procedure

step 1
Boil and chop the eggs.

Step 2
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for several hours or serve at room temperature. Makes great sandwiches.

Enjoy it on bread or crackers!


We love making this with Duke’s mayonnaise. You can use whatever you like, or use Miracle Whip. In the summer, it’s delicious stuffed with tomatoes or spread on top of lettuce.

tuna salad

🥣Recipe suggestions

If you liked this tuna salad, you might also like these delicious recipes. All of them are delicious on bread or crackers.

  • best chicken salad – This is a very versatile recipe with great reviews. There’s a reason why it’s a favorite. Save time with rotisserie chicken!
  • old fashioned bologna salad – This is a classic for a reason. Budget friendly, delicious and amazing Ritz crackers.
  • delicious egg salad – This is great any time of the year, but I especially love it in the summer. The refreshing coldness from the refrigerator.

❓Frequently asked questions

Which mayonnaise do you like?

We always use Duke’s, but feel free to use what works for you and your family.

I don’t like onions, so can I leave them out?

It’s certainly a very versatile recipe.

Can I use regular paprika?

Yes, I love it smoked or regular.


It will last for 3 to 4 days if stored in the refrigerator.

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serving size

Makes about 3 cups of tuna salad, so 4 to 6 servings.

tuna salad

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This easy tuna salad is delicious served with crackers or bread. It’s super easy to make and perfect for a quick lunch. It uses boiled eggs and has high reviews.

Preparation time Ten minutes

cooking time 0 minutes

total time Ten minutes

course sandwich

cooking american, southerner

  • 2 (5 ounces of tuna in water) exhausted
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoon sweet pickle relish or chopped pickles
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 egg Boil, peel and chop
  • 1/8 tea spoon pepper
  • 1/4 tea spoon salt
  • 1/2 tea spoon smoked paprika option
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