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Thread: Best Tuna Fish salad recipes!

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    Best Tuna Fish salad recipes!

    Hello gals..I am looking for the BEST tuna fish salad recipe..I have tried coming up with my own and something is missing..I don't like it real wet..semi-sweet..crunchy..please post only ones that you have used and liked..thanks!!
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    bumble bee and brunswick brand tuna is being recalled..
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    I just wing it so I can't give you an exact recipe. I drain 2 cans of tuna packed in spring water. I break it up with a fork in a big bowl. I add 1 finely chopped green onion. I add about 1 cup of thinly sliced celery for the crunch ( I use my mandolin) I boil one 375 g. package of whole wheat elbow macaroni until a la dente, run cold water through them in my colander, drain and add it to the tuna mixture when cool. I add spoonfuls of Miracle Whip until I get how I like it ( a little moist because it takes up moisture in the fridge) I sprinkle in some salt and pepper, mix it all up and refrigerate.

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    I just drain 2 cans of tuna, add Miracle Whip, sweat pickle relish, onions, and chopped eggs to suit my taste buds.

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    I buy StarKist, chunk light tuna. On the pkg, it says fresher tasting , no draining , there is no water or juice in it. It comes in an aluminum packing. You cut the top off and it is really dry. Then I add boiled eggs, salad pickles, celery (if I have it), mayo, green bell pepper(If I have it). Doesn't get any water/juice from the tuna but a small amount after a couple of days (if it lasts that long) from the salad pickles.

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    I like it simple tuna, mayonnaise( I use quite a bit because I like it moist, you can always adjust the moistener) and celery. I like crunch in mine. If I using it as a salad I add elbow macaroni.

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    I use Chicken of the Sea albacore in water.I drain it and add celery a drop or 2 of vinegar and mayonnaise. My granddaughter likes it without the vinegar but with a few drops of pickle juice.

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    I like tuna, dill pickles, celery, carrots, egg and mayo. I don't like Miracle Whip. (That can probably stuart a huge discussion, It does in my family) Sometimes I skip the eggs and pickles and add some chopped dried cranberries and pecans and poppy seeds. Peppers are good in it too. Or you can skip the mayo and mash an avacado with a little lemon juice instead.

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    I've always made it with a head of chopped up lettuce, carrots, pickle relish (sweet and dill), onions and mayo.

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    To a small drained can of tuna, add 2 chopped boiled eggs, half of a chopped apple and sandwich spread. Sandwich spread is basically mayo with a little tomato and chopped sweet pickles added, but I prefer to use the sandwich spread.

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    Mine is basic like most of these but I will add dill weed and parsley for flavor. Give it a try.

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    bobbielinks, that is what I do too, varying the ingredients until I get the taste I want. Then use it for sandwiches or on a lettuce leaf. Have also stuffed it in tomatoes after hollowing out the tomato and it is good there as well.

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    I make it with tuna packed in water, a little mustard, boiled eggs (usually 2), onion, dill relish(we dont like sweet relish), and salad dressing (instead of real mayo). Hope this helps

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    Ditto to all above, but try adding a little yellow mustard and diced apple for a different taste. Yum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt-Till-U-Wilt View Post
    I use Chicken of the Sea albacore in water.I drain it and add celery a drop or 2 of vinegar and mayonnaise. My granddaughter likes it without the vinegar but with a few drops of pickle juice.
    Yes!!! Mouth is watering,that's lunch im heading to make it right now!

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    I use StarKist chunk white in water, add mayo, salt, pepper, dill weed (it really cuts the fishy taste of the tuna, which I don't like and Pampered Chef has a dill/garlic spice that is perfect), pickle relish, chives or onion, and capers if I have them to add a salty twist.

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    Chop a tomato and remove the seeds. Chop cucumber. Add corn niblets and spring onion. Add drained tuna. Wet it with whatever you like. (I like mayo.)
    Fortune favours the prepared mind
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    I use tuna packed in olive oil, chopped boiled eggs, celery, chopped very fine, a little minced onion, relish and mayo. If stored in frig and gets watery, add instant potato flakes. A little change of pace is a dab of dry mustard. This is also good with chopped chicken instead of tuna.

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    I also have added chopped apple to my tuna salad. Along with the celery, and pickle relish and mayo.sometimes boiled eggs.

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    2 cans Tuna ( drained if needed ),sweet pickle relish or chopped pickles , 2 boiled eggs, 1 stalk celery finely chopped, stuffed pimento olives, chopped fine, sprinkle all season salt (to your liking ) amounts really depend on what you like . I use mayonaise and mix all this together.
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    Reading this thread has made me wonder. Why do we call it tuna fish? We all know a tuna is a fish. Why not salmon fish instead of salmon fish? I know, too much time on my hands,going back to my sewing room now.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    Chopped lettuce [sometimes]>>
    A Diced tomato>>
    Sweet pickle relish>>
    Salt pepper>>
    A dash of onion salt>>
    Mayo>>
    Tuna>>
    I made this every day for 7-1/2 years for the post office.>>
    It sold out every day! Stocked the machine 2 times a day.>>
    > >

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    Barefoot Contessa Tuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
    Chopped lettuce [sometimes]>>
    A Diced tomato>>
    Sweet pickle relish>>
    Salt pepper>>
    A dash of onion salt>>
    Mayo>>
    Tuna>>
    I made this every day for 7-1/2 years for the post office.>>
    It sold out every day! Stocked the machine 2 times a day.>>
    > >

    I love tuna. Tried all different brands, even Kirkland Albacore...Starkist in water, most preferred. 2 cans (drained), mayo, celery, onion, and pickle relish (mostly dill, sometimes feel like sweet), sometimes hardboiled egg chopped very fine. Saw Ina Garten put in fresh fennel. I tried it and it is good...go light on the fennel.

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    Everything listed on this thread at one time or another plus I always put fresh potato chips on the sandwich for cruncyness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anorton View Post
    Ditto to all above, but try adding a little yellow mustard and diced apple for a different taste. Yum!
    I hadn't thought of that but sounds good - will give it a try this week. Thanks,

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