Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have been trying for a few months now to make a recipe as close to what my mother made. This taste just like it. It's not overly sweet, or fishy tasting. I do not like sea food but I could eat this sandwich everyday.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. While the eggs are boiling, mix drained tuna with mayonaise, mustard, lemon juice, relish, salt, pepper and paprika. Fold peeled and smashed eggs into tuna mixture. Place in refridgerator for 30 minutes for flavors to come together. When ready to serve, spread a little of the miracle whip on the bread and toast. Top toasted bread with tuna and serve with lays plain potato chips.
Most Helpful

This is a delicious tuna salad. I halved the recipe and don't think it caused any problems. Plus, I didn't have any Miracle Whip, so I made Miracle Whip from Mayonnaise #267595. Thanks Madeline's Mommy for a terrific recipe.

KimmieCat1 October 23, 2013

With both mustard & mayo this was different than the standard tuna salad. I liked the addition of the tang of the lemon, but the hightlight for me was the smoked paprika. I thought the smoky note in the background made a pleasant change & I will definitely pair it with tuna again. I served in whole wheat pita pockets loaded with frisee, sliced tomato, and purple onion so skipped the miracle whip on the bread step. Made for Spring 2010 Pick A Chef.

Susie D April 18, 2010

I did think this was a little on the sweet side. It also seemed just a little dry for our tastes, but that could be because the tuna I use (Polar) is drier than BumbleBee. I didn't use the Miracle Whip because I didn't have any. Next time I will increase the amount of paprika and reduce the relish slightly. Thanks for posting! Made for Spring 2010 PAC.

Chocolatl April 18, 2010