While we love many kinds of tuna salad, this classic version tops them all. The crispy celery and red onion give add zest and crunch, while mayonnaise and touch of mustard marry it all together. The lemon juice is optional as it’s not traditional, but we strongly recommend it to brighten up the flavors of the final dish. Make classic tuna salad for lunch or dinner in a pinch. Of course it makes for great sandwiches, or switch things up and serve with lettuce cups, crackers or pita bread.
For many people, those days when you had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch are still some of the happiest childhood memories. Bring back those days with a simple lunch or even dinner that satisfies your nostalgic cravings for a simple, homemade toasted sandwich.
I never get tired of an excellent tuna salad recipe, and of the hundreds of versions I’ve made, this version is the best. No matter how you mix it, making tuna salad at home is one of the easiest, most satisfying meals you can whip up from pantry ingredients.Print
- Prep Time: :15
- Total Time: :15
- Yield: 4
- Category: Lunch, Dinner
- Method: Mix
- In a small mixing bowl break up the tuna with a fork. Toss with the celery, onion and parsley. Add the mayonnaise, mustard and season with pepper, to taste.
- Stir to combine. Add lemon juice, to taste, if using.
Variation: Substitute 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard for the whole-grain mustard and add 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish.
Keywords: Tuna Salad