READY IN: 20mins
Ms. B
Recipe by gweshinskey

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!

Top Review by Ms. B

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.

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.

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