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    Classic Tuna Salad

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    Velouria's Note:

    This is great if you're looking for the perfect recipe for traditional tuna salad. I got it from one of my favorite Cook's Illustrated cookbooks. The texture is perfect and not watery, which is one of the things I've always hated about some tuna salad recipes. The lemon juice also gives it a nice fresh flavor.

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Place the tuna in a colander and drain well.
    2. 2
      Shred the tuna with your fingers, breaking up any clumps until it has a fine and even texture.
    3. 3
      Put the tuna in a medium bowl and mix in the lemon juice, celery, onion, pickles, garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley until well blended.
    4. 4
      Fold in the mayonnaise and Dijon until mixture is evenly moistened.
    5. 5
      Salad can be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 01, 2011

      ABSOLUTELY THE BEST TUNA SALAD EVER!!!!! A classic version, which I have searched for quite some time, really hit the mark. I didn't want anything exotic, just something similar to what you receive in restaurants. It has depth and is well-rounded....nothing is too overpowering. I only used a few shakes of parsley (and it was dried not fresh), and I only used two capfuls of lemon juice, so it may have been less than the recipie, but everything else was fresh and exact as the recipie. I would highly recommend this recipie!

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    • on August 22, 2013


      DELISH! I made this in hopes that my picky eater of a roommate would like it...He said, "it's the best tuna salad I've eaten"...then he went for seconds! Bravo. Totally saving this recipe and making it in the future.

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    • on April 16, 2010


      My son and I did really enjoy this tuna salad that I served on rolls. It was nice and creamy, the mayo could likely be decreased a bit. I loved the crunch of the veg. I will be adding gherkins to my tuna salad from now on. The lemon juice is lovely and really gives it a light flavour. Overall, a very nice tuna salad. Thanks for sharing. This was made for PAC 2010.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Tuna Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (115 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 230.9
    Calories from Fat 111
    Total Fat 12.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 43.3 mg
    Sodium 873.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 20.6 g

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