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The BEST Easy Tuna Salad

A perfect tuna salad recipe.  In my opinion, it's the best tuna salad recipe.  Filled with veggies, eggs, and relish, it's a simple summer recipe and great for any picnic lunches.  Can be used in salads, wraps, sandwiches, or stuffed into those garden tomatoes!


  • 2 - 7 oz cans tuna, drained and shredded (I recommend Genova Tuna Yellowfin in Olive Oil, best price at Costco)
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery hearts, include center heart leaves (the celery head's heart has the most tender and flavorful stalks, make sure to cut up all those tender baby leafy greens on top of the stalks, they have tons of flavor!)
  • 3 whole carrots ,tops and bottoms chopped off, everything else finely diced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet or red onion
  • 4 hard boiled eggs peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayo (I recommend Hellmann's) -Can add more/less based on preference
  • 3/4 cup sweet pickle relish (I try to drain off most of the liquid in the jar)
  • 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain tuna, place in large bowl.  Shred with fork until pieces are small.  Add all of the above ingredients and stir until well combined.  Serve on bread, salads, wraps, in tomatoes, or eat with crackers or cucumber slices.  Enjoy!
    **This makes about 9 cups of tuna salad**