Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I found this recipe in the newspaper 30 years ago. It was so unusual that I had to try it. I've been making it ever since. Don't skip the butter on the buns!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups drained sauerkraut
  • 1 (7 ounce) package tuna
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 14 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 14 teaspoon celery salt
  • 6 hamburger buns, split and buttered


  1. Combine kraut, tuna, mayonnaise, green pepper, onion, relish and celery salt.
  2. Mix well and chill.
  3. Fill hamburger buns with kraut-tuna salad.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great tuna salad recipe! I had to try this because of the sauerkraut, made as written and had a taste. As written it was good, but I like my tuna salad on the sweet side with pickle relish. I added about 1/3-1/2 cup of sweet pickle relish, and WOW! Used small red and yellow peppers because that's what I had, didn't want to wait until I went to the market. Even with that much pickle relish it wasn't too sweet, the sour sauerkraut and sweetness of the relish compliment each other very well. I did use the extra tuna, my cans were only 5 ounces each so I used three cans. Buttering the bread/bun does add an exta richness to the sandwich.

Yum! The only reason that I'm not giving stars is because I made too many substitutions (canned salmon for tuna, red for green bell pepper, fat free mayo, chow-chow for relish..) but, had I stuck to the recipe as written, I can't imagine anything less than five stars!! I have a grip and a half of extra sauerkraut to use (I could eat the stuff, straight .. but.), and this was PERFECT! I also just eyeballed all of the measurements, and read the previous reviews .. so mine was perfectly "kraut-y." :) Thanks for a DELICIOUS sandwich, AND wrap!

5 5

This is sooo good! I have made it 4 times in the last 2 weeks and can't imagine getting tired of it. I used 2 cans of tuna and omitted the green pepper. Everyone I've served it to has had the same reaction, love at first bite. Thank you for posting this yummy recipe!