Tuna Salad

tuna salad

Growing up, I never liked tuna yet alone tuna salad. The smell would just throw me off and I couldn’t even think about putting it in my mouth. A bit dramatic, I know. Fast forward to junior year of high school, I began to like it! We were on a fishing school trip and one of my friend’s brought home made tuna sandwiches for several of us. I didn’t want to be rude and I was extra hungry that day; maybe from all the fish I caught. Did you sense the sarcasm? I caught a tree instead of the fish. But anyways, I tasted that tuna sandwich and I was forever changed. What’s awesome about tuna salad is it tastes better made ahead of time and just sitting in the fridge. It can be eaten as is or added to some bread to make the perfect sandwich. This tuna salad is packed with flavor. Who would think to put green olives and boiled eggs in tuna? It works! It also tastes great without the olives and eggs if you want to omit that.

tuna salad

Servings: 4 people

Time: 15 minutes


6 finely chopped green olives

2 -5 ounce cans of tuna drained of most of its water/oil

1/2 clove finely chopped minced garlic

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp Italian seasoning

2 tsps chopped cilantro

1/4 red onion finely chopped

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp sour cream

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 boiled eggs chopped

Salt & Pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1 tsp hot sauce


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Taste it. If you would like it to be creamier, add a little more mayonnaise. Salt it as you see fit.
  • This is perfect for sandwiches or lettuce wraps. I can just eat it as is!

tuna salad




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  1. I’ve always thought of tuna salad sandwiches as kind of boring, something I have as a last resort. I just tried this recipe (kind of eyeballed all the ingredients and also omitted the olives since I didn’t have any on hand) and it was SO GOOD!!! I made just one sandwich…and then ended up eating the rest of it straight out of the bowl haha. Thank you so much for sharingthis recipe! It will definitely be a staple for me now.

    1. I love to hear that! So happy you enjoyed the recipe as much as I do. I always eat it all in one sitting. I cant help myself either!

  2. I just tried this tuna salad recipe and absolutely fell in love with it! I usually make my tuna salad with about 3/4 ingredients so it tasted kinda bland but your recipe gave it a special kick! Love it

  3. To substitute the mayo and sour cream for less calories/dairy I usually use mustard and olive oil!

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