Classic Tuna Mayonnaise Salad


This absolutely classic tuna mayo is perfect for picnics, packed lunches and barbecues. Ready in only 15 minutes, this recipe serves 4 people.

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Classic tuna mayonnaise salad
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-03-10, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 15 minutes.

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Updated at: 29-09-2023

15 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Classic tuna mayonnaise salad


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  • 1 can tuna in water
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 100 ml of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 dill pickles or sweet gherkins
  • Optional: 1/2 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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  • Medium bowl
  • Silicone spatula
  • Chef's knife
  • Chopping board

Classic Tuna Mayonnaise Salad

15 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Making the tuna mayonnaise salad 15 minutes

Drain the can of tuna and break apart the tuna pieces with your fingers or a fork. Place the tuna in a medium bowl. Peel and dice the red onion and, if desired, halve the garlic clove and chop finely.

Clean the celery stalk and cut the celery and gherkins into dice. Chop the fresh parsley as finely as possible. Add the red onion, celery and garlic to the medium bowl and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

Add the pickles/gherkins and parsley. Mix well with a silicone spatula.

Classic tuna mayonnaise salad
Classic tuna mayonnaise salad

Add the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard and mix the tuna salad well. Season with salt and pepper.

This classic tuna mayo salad can be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

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