Zesty Tuna Salad

Zesty Tuna Salad

96 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Ready In

    5 m
Recipe by  Sandi

“This takes boring canned tuna and adds a little zing to it. Dill pickle relish works great, too.”

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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  1. Mash tuna in a small bowl with a fork. Add mayonnaise, pickle relish, mustard, celery, onion, and black pepper; stir to combine. Chill and serve.

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I made this again for lunch today and it was delicious! I added a little garlic powder and increased the mayo. I actually use lite mayo and finely chopped red onion. This is good with or without the dill pickle. Serve it on toast or with a garden salad inside a hollowed out tomato or red pepper and it's a lite lunch that's attractive and good for you!



I don't get it. I hate having to give bad reviews, and I quite frankly don't understand some of the high ratings... this is called "zesty"? I thought this was the most boring tuna salad I've ever had. It was extremely dry and completely tasteless.



Very good basic recipe. To make it really zesty add 1 tsp (or more)crushed red pepper or 1/4 tsp (or more) cayenne pepper. Also, for variety, I sometimes add chopped black olives and/or jalapeneo peppers and/or garlic and/or cheddar cheese ..... The possibilities are endless.

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 132 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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