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THE Best Tuna Salad Ever

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


So good you’ll have to double check that it’s really tuna salad! Liven up that boring ol’ tuna salad with some gourmet ingredients!


  • 3 (5 ounce) cans solid white albacore tuna packed in water
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped jarred roasted red peppers (patted dry)
  • 2 tablespoons drained and minced capers
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 celery rib, chopped fine


  1. Microwave the onion and oil in a small container for about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool. Drain tuna in a fine mesh strainer and blot dry with paper towels. Combine the tuna in a mixing bowl with the onion olive oil mixture, the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, sugar, red pepper and capers. Mix with a fork until well incorporated and tuna is finely flaked. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise and celery. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salad, Seafood
  • Cuisine: American