Oma's Best Tuna Salad Recipe

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Best Tuna Salad - German-style

My best Tuna Salad recipe, aka Thunfischsalat, is so easy to make and great on German rye bread, fresh buns, or toast. Now, this isn't your ordinary tuna salad recipe -- you know, canned tuna with mayo. 

No, it's much, much different. 

Sure, you can take your canned tuna, which is a great staple to have in your cupboard. It's always ready to make up easily with mayonnaise for a basic tuna salad recipe.

However, want something a bit more special? Try this, my BEST tuna salad. Along with the mayonnaise, there's onions, pickles, and hard boiled eggs.

Seasoned with fresh lemon juice, it's a tuna salad sandwich like you've never had.

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It'll be a tuna salad you'll make again and again. It's that good!

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Tuna ... what to buy ... and why

  • Now, not only is it delicious, but tuna is so healthy. Canned tuna is high in omega-3 fatty acids. It's also recommended that one should eat two meals a week of a variety of fish and/or shellfish that's low in mercury - including tuna.
  • When you're buying canned tuna for salad, use the chunk or flaky kind. It creates a smoother textured salad. (If you were going to use it to add to pasta or dinners, then buy the solid kind.)
  • Water-packed tuna has fewer calories and is milder tasting than the oil-packed kind. However, it you want really good flavored tuna, then choose tuna that's packed in olive oil.

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Oma's Best Tuna Salad Recipe

My best Tuna Salad recipe, aka Thunfischsalat, is so easy to make and great on German rye bread, fresh buns, or toast. Now, this isn't your ordinary tuna salad recipe -- you know, canned tuna with mayo. No, it's much, much different. 

Along with the mayonnaise, there's onions, pickles, and hard boiled eggs. Seasoned with fresh lemon juice, it's a tuna salad sandwich like you've never had.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

none

Total Time

10 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans tuna, drained
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 dill pickles, diced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise

Instructions:

  1. Mix everything together in a bowl.
  2. Spread thickly on buttered bread or buns.

Notes/Hints:

  • Don't have a fresh lemon? Use bottled lemon juice. About two to three tablespoons equals 1 lemon.
  • I always have hard boiled eggs in the fridge. That way I'm ready to quickly use them whenever I need.

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