tuna salad recipe

1 Super Delicious and Easy to Make Tuna Salad

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You are going to absolutely love this tuna salad recipe I am sharing with you. Besides being delicious, it’s super quick and easy to make.

The one thing you want to keep in mind is that you want this to sit overnight in the refrigerator to marinate in all the flavors. That means you need to make it the day before. Don’t forget that or you won’t have dinner to serve the same night. At least not one that will taste good.

Recipe Flexibility

I understand not everyone likes tuna and that’s okay. The best part about this recipe is its flexibility. If you aren’t a tuna person, try substituting it with chicken to make a chicken salad.

The chicken salad is just as amazing as the tuna salad and can be eaten in a variety of ways just the same.

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Tuna Salad Ingredients

There is a good amount of ingredients in this recipe but the best part is, it’s one of the easiest things you will ever make.

The ingredients include:

  • celery
  • green onion
  • banana peppers
  • jalepeno peppers
  • mayo
  • grapes
  • avocado
  • walnuts
  • tuna
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Asiago bun
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How to Eat Tuna Salad

The great thing about this recipe is the variety of ways you can eat it. Some people truly enjoy it with bread while others do not.

With bread:

  • place it on any bun of your choice
  • make a wrap
  • place it on a bagel
  • eat as a dip with toasties or pita chips

No bread:

  • eat it solo
  • wrap it in lettuce
  • stuff it in an avocado

You can be really creative with how you eat it so I’d love to hear how you enjoy your tuna salad. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below.

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Tuna Salad Recipe

You're not only going to love how delicious this recipe is, but the simplicity of it too. It can be thrown together quickly and easily before heading out the door to run errands or go pick up the kids. Not a tuna fan? Simply make it with chicken.
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time (Overnight) 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


Refrigerated and Dairy

  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup green onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup banana peppers, mild, chopped
  • 1/4 cup jalepeno peppers, hot, chopped
  • 2 cups mayo (I highly suggest Hellman's)

Fruits, Veggies and Other Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb tuna, canned Albacore spring water
  • 1/2 lb grapes, seedless, quartered
  • 1/2 whole avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 whole Asiago bun

Baking, Spices and Condiments

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain water from tuna cans. Add tuna to mixing bowl. Break up the tuna.
  • Add both peppers, celery, onion, grapes, walnuts, mayo, salt and pepper. Mix together thoroughly.
  • Cover dish and chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Place on Asiago bun and top with sliced avocado. Enjoy!
Keyword chicken salad, tuna salad

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