The Required Ingredients
To make around four cups of tuna salad, which would be enough to make six sandwiches, you will need:
- Four five-ounce cans of tuna (packed in water)
- ⅓ of a cup of finely chopped celery
- One cup of mayonnaise or less (to taste)
- Two tablespoons of minced red onion
- One clove of minced garlic
- Two tablespoons of sweet pickle relish
- One tablespoon of lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
Making the Tuna Salad
Get a medium bowl. In it, combine the tuna with the onion, relish, celery, mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice. Mix the ingredients well and season with salt and pepper to your personal taste. The salad can be served immediately or covered and kept in the refrigerator until serving. It goes well served on a bed of greens, combined with toast, or on top of crackers. The salad itself takes around five minutes to make, which is why it’s so convenient!
Feel Free to Tweek the Recipe
If you’re using tuna that was packed in oil, drain it, and use less mayonnaise. If you prefer to omit the mayo completely, try substituting it with plain yogurt. Dill relish or dill pickles can be a substitute for the sweet pickle relish. Other additions that could elevate the salad include some thawed peas, some chopped hard-boiled eggs, or a small amount of diced apple. Use the salad to create delicious lettuce wraps, stuffed tomatoes, or mix it with your favorite type of pasta.