Copycat Jimmy Johns Tuna Salad Receipe

"Similar to Jimmy John's tuna."
photo by Matthew D. photo by Matthew D.
photo by Matthew D.
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  • Take the tuna and squeeze it over the sink handful by handful until the water is pretty much all out of it.
  • Mix all the remaining ingredients together and refrigerate.

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  1. VERY close to Jimmy Johns recipe. Used to be a manager at a Jimmy Johns and this is almost perfect. A few things, squeeze out all the water from the tuna, add the soy to the TUNA ONLY and mix that around (yes it is supposed to be brown) then add the veggies and mayo and mix it all up. I just made it for my family for the first time who have never had Jimmy Johns and although I didn't use enough tuna (I'm bad at math) they absolutely LOVE it.
  2. I used to work at Jimmy John's. This recipe is close, but you need to do a full cup of mayo, not a 1/2 cup if you want it to be exact.
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  3. I WORKED AT A JJ AND THIS HAS WAYYYY TOO MUCH SOY SAUCE. GROSS. I even tried diluting it with more tuna and mayo but didn’t work at all.
  4. The recipe provides a good list of ingredients and starting point, but based on the comments on the original recipe calling for 1/4 cup of soya sauce, chose to dispense soya sauce from the bottle in small quantities, splashing 6 times over the mix. I did make a mistake of mixing the veggies with the tuna first, then adding the mayo and finally the soya sauce and really didn't notice a difference in taste. Finishing touch of a pinch of salt and the tuna tasted just like JJs.
  5. This was the best tuna salad I've ever made! And yes, it IS better with less soy sauce. I halved the soy sauce, used slightly less onion and celery, and slightly more mayo. I also followed the suggestion of mixing the tuna and soy sauce together first. The half batch I made (perfect for the 2 of us) used the following amounts: 3 cans of tuna, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 cup white onion, 1/4 cup celery, and 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp mayonnaise.


  1. Hi! I’m Phil, GMd JJs this is missing a few things as dejohn mustard isn’t being used and salt and pepper is needed. Too much soy sauce as well.



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