Basic Tuna Salad

Basic Tuna Salad

Hi friends! I am going to share my tuna salad recipe with you all, but it is important that I clarify with you: there really is no “right” way to make tuna salad. Some people like it with tons of mayo, others prefer it a bit more dry. Some add extra seasoning, others onion, others celery. The options are endless!

The real magic comes in some of the tips I give on HOW you make it. I am going to give you my loose recipe, as well as a few tips to help you

**Before we  begin, it is IMPORTANT that you understand all of the below are guesses. I NEVER measure when making tuna salad. I think the key is to start by adding less and tasting; you can ALWAYS add more mayo, more salt, more whatever. It is much harder to take it away!

 

I served my tuna salad over a bed of lettuce then topped with @organicgirl white cheddar dressing and it was divine!

TIP: It is important to mash the tuna well before you add in the mayo and mustard; that way you can stir gently and don’t have to worry about making a big gloopy mess of trying to chop the tuna while covered in mayo. Once the mayo and mustard are stirred in, you can stir more to make a smoother tuna salad or leave it a bit more dry.

TIP: Remember, It is always easier to add more than to try and take some away if you’ve added too much!

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 5-6 oz of tuna
  • 1 tbs mayo
  • 1/2 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1-2 shakes buffalo sauce/hot sauce (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

TO MAKE:

  1. Drain tuna then mash well with a fork
  2. Once the tuna is well mashed, add mayo and dijon. Start with less mayo and mustard, you can always add more
  3. Add in the salt, pepper, and any other mixings you have and stir one final time just to incorporate
  4. Serve on some nice bread as a sandwich, on a bed of lettuce, or scoop onto crackers or cut bell peppers

 

Basic Tuna Salad

May 6, 2021

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Ingredients
  • 5-6 oz of tuna
  • 1 tbs mayo
  • 1/2 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1-2 shakes buffalo sauce/hot sauce (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Step 1 Drain tuna then mash well with a fork
  • Step 2 Once the tuna is well mashed, add mayo and dijon. Start with less mayo and mustard, you can always add more
  • Step 3 Add in the salt, pepper, and any other mixings you have and stir one final time just to incorporate
  • Step 4 Serve on some nice bread as a sandwich, on a bed of lettuce, or scoop onto crackers or cut bell peppers

 

 

 


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