Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Even with all the great Tuna Salads on Recipezaar, I did not see this one. My husband raves about it, and I do too. We eat this on toasted bread and lettuce, as well as on crackers; it would also make a great filling for pita bread or wraps. Hope you like it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans chunk light tuna, well drained (or white albacore)
  • 2 12 celery ribs, with leaves finely chopped
  • 12 medium red onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon dill relish (rounded)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 lemon, zest of, very finely chopped
  • 34 cup mayonnaise
  • 18 teaspoon liquid smoke (very scant, I use Wright's Hickory Seasoning Liquid Smoke)


  1. Note: do not pour the liquid smoke directly from the bottle into the tuna mixture, as it comes out quick and is very concentrated (and will easily ruin and overpower your tuna salad) The smoke flavor is meant to be very subtle.
  2. Be sure to drain your tuna well.
  3. Mix ingredients together and serve as sandwiches or spread on crackers (I like Triscuit or Ritz).
  4. Refrigerate any leftovers.


Most Helpful

This is delicious, Becky! Liked the two kinds of pickles--nice sweet & sour taste. I agree to be careful with the liquid smoke; could be a disaster...but it wasn't in this house. Will make it again for dipping tortilla chips!

Caroline Cooks September 30, 2008

I was surfing for ideas to add to my tuna salad sandwich, I was limited on ingredients, so i used lemon pepper, pepperchinies instead of onions and lemon zest. it was very good with the liquid smoke, celery, relish, mayo etc. I will use this receipe again! Thank you!

justmecathie December 04, 2007

I really enjoyed the subtle taste of the liquid smoke! I used slightly more sweet relish than called for. Thanks for posting!

Sharon123 October 10, 2006

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