Simple and Delicious Tuna Salad

I love tuna salad.  Okay, let me rephrase that.  I love MY tuna salad.  I’m not picky about a lot of things.  Okay, maybe I am.  But.  I am excruciatingly picky about tuna salad.  Basically I won’t eat it unless I have prepared it myself.  Not my Mama’s.  Not Denton’s Mama’s.  Not Denton’s.  And especially not somewhere like Subway.

Don’t get me wrong, all of those people are wonderful cooks.  I love Subway.  But not any of their tuna.  The reason being that I can’t stand it if it’s wet.  At all.  I want it bone dry.  And I never, ever, ever, get it that way unless I make it myself.

So I solved that little problem by never ordering it anywhere I go and just make it myself when I crave it.  That way I’m not disappointed.  Enough talking, more making tuna salad.  Here’s how I do it.

If you like your tuna bone dry like I do, you need one of these.

I use it to completely and totally get all of the water out of the tuna.  Then I flake it into a bowl with salt and pepper.

I add minced onion……

Hellman’s mayo……

Mix it all together…..

In the meantime, toast your bread…

and add some Hellman’s to it too…..

Finally, add a thin layer of your delicious tuna salad to the bread.

Denton always requests boiled eggs for his.  The recipe for Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs is here.  They are perfect every single time!  Try it.

I think simple is best when it comes to my tuna salad sandwiches though.  Here’s the handy dandy printable.

Simple and Delicious Tuna Salad
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  • 1 can of 5 ounce tuna in water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 TBSP minced onion
  • 1 heaping TBBP Hellman's Mayonnaise


  1. Using your new tuna can strainer, squish out all of the water from your tuna. Flake into a bowl and add salt & pepper. Mix in the onion and mayo.
  2. Add to your toasted bread with more mayo and you are done!
  3. Enjoy!
310 cal
16 g
9 g
31 g

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