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TUNA SALAD – The Southern Lady Cooks

Tuna Salad is easy to make and wonderful to make a sandwich or enjoy on crackers. We love it creamy and with boiled eggs.

Tuna Salad

If you love tuna recipes, you may also love this tuna macaroni salad. It’s easy to make and a great side dish!


We love this tuna salad because it’s so easy to make and it’s so easy to enjoy! Sometimes, you just don’t feel like cooking, and you can make this up on a Sunday and have lunch in no time. We love to make a sandwich or have it on ritz crackers.


  • Tuna in water
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Sweet pickle relish or chopped pickles
  • Mayonnaise
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika (optional)


You can add spices you enjoy, like garlic, chives, etc. You can also use sweet or dill relish or pickles. We have also added liquid smoke too.


Nothing can be easier, the longest part of the process is boiling the eggs.


Step 1
Boil your eggs and chop.

Step 2
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Chill for several hours or can serve at room temperature. Makes great sandwiches.

Serve on bread or crackers and enjoy!


We love to make this with Duke’s mayonnaise. You can use whatever you like or even Miracle Whip. This is also wonderful stuffed in a tomato during the summer or on a bed of lettuce.

Tuna Salad


If you love this tuna salad you may also love these delicious recipes. All are great on bread or crackers too.

  • Best Chicken Salad – This is a very versatile recipe and has wonderful reviews. It’s a favorite for a reason. Save time and use rotisserie chicken!
  • Old-Fashioned Bologna Salad – This one is a classic for a reason. Budget-friendly, delicious, and wonderful on Ritz Crackers.
  • Delicious Egg Salad – This one is great any time of year but we especially love it in the summer. Refreshing cold out of the refrigerator.


What mayonnaise to you prefer?

We always use Duke’s but you can use what works for you and your family.

Not an onion fan, can I leave them out?

Absolutely, it’s a very versatile recipe.

Can I use regular paprika?

Yes, we love it with the smoked or the regular.


We store in the fridge and it will lat 3-4 days.

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If you love pickles you will love this cheese ball. It’s so easy to make and a great appetizer.


This makes about 3 cups of tuna salad, so 4-6 servings.

Tuna Salad

Leigh Walkup

This easy tuna salad is wonderful with crackers or on bread. Super easy to make and great for a quick lunch. Made with boiled eggs and has great reviews.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 0 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Course sandwich

Cuisine American, southern

  • 2 (5 ounccans tuna in water drained
  • 1/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/4 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish or chopped pickles
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika optional
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