If you go to a local diner in the South, you are sure to find the Tuna Salad Sandwich on the menu. Often, there will be a trio plate of chicken salad, egg salad, and tuna salad on the menu as well. Today I will be sharing with you my version of tuna salad that I grew up with. It is simple to make and very tasty. You probably readily have all the ingredients on hand. If not, stock up so you can make extra in the future. This is one of my daughter’s staple sandwiches at home for lunch. She prefers hers on soft bread or with crackers. I prefer mine with lettuce on toast. When I am watching my waistline and eating low carbs, I eat it simply on lettuce with a side of fruit. There really is no reason to eat out, when you can make this at home fast, easy, and delicious.
Tuna has received a bad reputation because of the dangers of high mercury content. However these reports are based on people who eat fish every day. As with most things, if you eat tuna in moderation, there are some great benefits to this canned fish. It is a HIGH source of protein. It contains those wonderful Omega 3 fatty acids that help lower your blood pressure and are good for your heart. Tuna has been known to lower your Triglycerides, which helps lower the bad cholesterol in your body. It also has the Vitamin B that builds and maintains your red blood cells and increases energy.
*Note. The key to this tuna salad is finely chopping the onion. You do NOT want big chunks of onion overpowering the tuna in this recipe.
If you like this recipe, check out: Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad with Capers and Olives, Cucumber and Dill Salad Recipe, and Halloween Spider Deviled Eggs.
Simple Southern Homemade Tuna Salad
- 3 Cans of 6 oz tuna, drained
- 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped finely
- 1 small onion chopped finely
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbs mustard
- 3 tbs pickle relish
- ½ tsp celery salt
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve on toast, bread, or lettuce.