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Tuna Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks

We love tuna salad sandwiches for lunch anytime, but especially in the summer.  Tuna salad is always a favorite and we like to eat it with crackers or chips, too.  Serve on a bed of lettuce with fresh tomatoes as a summer treat. You might also like to check out our recipe for potato salad.

Tuna Salad Simple Ingredients:

Tuna in water



Sweet pickle relish or chopped pickles


Boiled Eggs



Smoked paprika (optional)

We love to grab a loaf of French bread at the store and enjoy this tuna salad. The softness of the bread is so good! Such an easy recipe but delicious and great to have on hand during a busy week.

Tuna Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks
Tuna Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks
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5 from 1 vote

Tuna Salad

This easy tuna salad is wonderful with crackers or on bread. Super easy to make and great for a quick lunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: sandwich
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: tuna salad
Servings: 3 cups
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Chill for several hours or can serve at room temperature. Makes great sandwiches. Makes about 3 cups.
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