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Old 10-01-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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How do you make YOUR tuna salad?

I made tuna salad for dinner and got to wondering how others make theirs. Something so simple can have a lot of varieties in how it's made. Example being I have a friend that always puts chopped apple in hers.

Mine is tuna (always water packed), boiled eggs, dill relish (must be dill or DH gets grouchy), onions, and mayonnaise (not salad dressing).

What about y'all?


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Old 10-01-2007, 10:02 PM   #2
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Tuner, onions, mayo, celery, S & P

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:05 PM   #3
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mine is tuna, well drained & whatever is cheapest :) a couple hard boiled eggs chopped, a couple mini gherkins chopped and some Miracle Whip. Plus, it has to be served on very soft Butternut bread. Tuna salad is one of the first things I learned to make for dinner as a child. Back then, a small can fed all 4 or 5 of us, now it only feeds 3!
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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Mine is tuna (I read that oil packed is healthier--I get either, but if I get oil packed I try to get olive oil packed), Miracle Whip, onion, dill pickle, celery seed. I like it on either Nature's Own honey wheatberry bread or really soft cheap white bread.

When I order a tuna salad sandwich at Subway I have it on honey oat bread, with lettuce, spinach, onion, black olive, dill pickles, black pepper, and a little oil and vinegar.

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:29 PM   #5
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MsAnya, I've been making a main dish tuna salad for nearly 40 years and our daughter finally asked me for the recipe a couple of years ago. Recipe? There's a recipe? I was put on the spot and had to pay attention to how I made my tuna salad. I'll post the recipe tomorrow because I'm not (geographically) where the recipe is, but I will tell you that the recipe includes shallots, elbow macaroni, hard-boiled eggs and many other ingredients. Everyone in the family loves it.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:43 PM   #6
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I put capers in mine with hard cooked eggs a little dill relish and Mayo and dry mustard.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:38 PM   #7
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Oil packed tuna, Hellman's Mayo, sweet pickle relish, diced onion (red/yellow/or white), diced apple, chopped pecans, diced hard-boiled eggs, ground black pepper, shaved iceburg lettuce.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:46 PM   #8
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I'm extremely basic:

bit of onion
salt and pepper

I think that's about it. I don't make it very often as I had too many cats growing up to really enjoy it

If I want it to be "something" I will add some grapes or apples, some walnuts, and serve it in a cantelope half. That certainly makes it a bit more palatable anyway.

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Old 10-02-2007, 12:07 AM   #9
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hard boiled eggs
dill relish
on a whole wheat bread topped with lettuce and sliced tomatoes
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:20 AM   #10
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Diced Cucumber
Madras Curry
lime juice
Mayo(or a little plain yogurt)

just something different from the plain ol' tuna salad.

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