Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe comes from The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain tuna in colander and shred with fingers until no clumps remain and texture is fine and even.
  2. Transfer tuna to medium bowl and mix in lemon juice, salt, pepper, celery, onion, pickles, garlic, and parsley until evenly blended.
  3. Fold in mayonnaise and mustard until tuna is evenly moistened. (Can be covered and refrigerated up to 3 days).


Most Helpful

This recipe is delicious! I was looking for a great tuna salad recipe for quite some time now. I looked at other recipes and thought they were to fancy for me. This recipe however is classic and yummy! Thanks a lot.

lovie12 August 18, 2011

This is pretty good, but it could use a bit more seasoning. I couldn't tell there was any mustard in it. I used Polar chunk light tuna, because we find white tuna too dry, and Recipe #178304 for the pickles. Since this doesn't have much in the way of seasoning, be sure to use the best ingredients you can. Thanks for posting. Made for 1-2-3 Hits tag.

Chocolatl July 09, 2010

I prefer a bit of sugar and some hard-cooked eggs in my tuna salad but i use this recipe as a base

LizzyGirl09 July 05, 2008

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