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

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.

Ms. B June 25, 2013

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!

Froggus. June 21, 2011

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!

Lucky in Bayview July 26, 2009