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The Best Tuna Salad

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The best tuna salad is made with vegan mayo, mustard, lemon juice, onions and my secret ingredient…. apples! This tuna salad tastes great smothered in between two slices of bread, on a bed of greens, or as a tuna patty melt.

The best tuna salad is made with vegan mayo, mustard, lemon juice, onions and my secret ingredient.... apples! This tuna salad tastes great smothered in between two slices of bread, on a bed of greens, or as a tuna patty melt.

Just when I thought tuna salad couldn’t get any better

Whenever I need a quick and healthy meal I always turn to my tuna salad. It’s so simple and quick to make and it’s efficient in getting in all the right nutrients.

Tuna salad is also so versatile. You can add it in between toast bread to make a sandwich, eat on top of crackers, or throw it in a wrap or salad.

The best tuna salad is made with vegan mayo, mustard, lemon juice, onions and my secret ingredient.... apples! This tuna salad tastes great smothered in between two slices of bread, on a bed of greens, or as a tuna patty melt.

Ingredients in Tuna Salad

  • Tuna
  • Lemon juice
  • Vegan Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 21 Salute Seasoning
  • Apple
  • Onion
  • Celery

The secret ingredients that I always add to my tuna salad is apples! Apples add not only a create sweet flavor, but they also add in a nice texture giving each bite a sweet crunch!

This tuna salad has a really great mustard flavor. The apples balance out the rest of the pallet making it so delicious and enjoyed by all.

For the Tuna, I used the Skipjack Wild caught Tuna from Trader Joe’s. However, you can use your preferred Tuna for this recipe. Just make sure that you have at least 12oz for this recipe.

I enjoy this Tuna because once it is caught, it is tested for mercury. If it has too much, it is not sold. So this Tuna doesn’t have a huge fishy taste, which I like.

For the vegan mayo, I used the Primal Kitchen Foods Rosemary Vegan Mayo which gave this dish a really nice flavoring. However, you can use whichever mayo that you prefer. If you don’t like mayo, you can simply use avocado!

For the mustard, I also used Primal Kitchen Foods Organic Spicy Brown Mustard, which is phenomenal. Growing up, you would never catch me eating mustard, but as I got older I started to really love the sour and bitter taste of it. It adds a really nice flavor to this tuna salad, and once paired with the sweetness and crunch of the apples it really balances the dish out nicely.

The best tuna salad is made with vegan mayo, mustard, lemon juice, onions and my secret ingredient.... apples! This tuna salad tastes great smothered in between two slices of bread, on a bed of greens, or as a tuna patty melt.

The Best Tuna Salad

Course: EntreéCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Beginner
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

The best tuna salad is made with vegan mayo, mustard, lemon juice, onions and my secret ingredient…. apples! This tuna salad tastes great smothered in between two slices of bread, on a bed of greens, or as a tuna patty melt.

Ingredients

  • (4) 3oz packets of Wild Skipjack Tuna from Trader Joe’s

  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/3 cup vegan mayo

  • 2 Tbsp mustard

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp 21 salute seasoning

  • 1/2 red apple, diced

  • 4 Tbsp red onion, diced

  • 1 stick of celery, diced

Directions

  • Drain liquid from each tuna packet, then add in a large bowl.
  • Finely dice apples, onion and celery then add to the bowl.
  • Add in the remainder of the ingredients and mix with a fork until well combined.
  • Season with salt, pepper and 21 salute seasoning and mix once more.
  • Serve on top of bread, toast, salad or just enjoy by itself!
  • Enjoy up to three days stored in the fridge.

Notes

  • Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to tag @lovelydelites on Instagram!

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