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Tuna Salad with Eggs – A Childhood Favorite

Tuna Salad with Eggs – A Childhood Favorite

Have you ever had a recipe that you LOVE? One that you assumed was something everyone ate? And then you learned that it wasn’t? That is totally me and tuna salad with eggs.

Growing up we had tuna salad with saltines often. I loved it. Imagine my surprise the first time I ordered a tuna salad sandwich elsewhere. Tuna? Check! Bread? Check! Mayo? Check!

Where are the eggs?

Smiley egg

After asking a few people, I realized that most people don’t add eggs to their tuna salad. Over the years, I’ve made it without more often than not because I can’t be bothered to boil eggs for it. I much prefer the taste with eggs but I must admit…I’m lazy.

I always miss them, though. For this recipe, I used leftover Easter eggs. You can also grab some in the deli section at the supermarket or make hardboiled eggs in the instant pot! Taking the extra time and effort is totally worth it for the taste. I’m craving a tuna salad sandwich now!

Want to make it even fancier? Toast your bread, layer on this tuna salad recipe and then cover it with thinly sliced cheddar cheese. I also add a sliced tomato sometimes too. Yum! Tuna melts make the perfect lunch.

Eggs are perfect for Tuna and Egg Salad

I must say that hard boiled eggs are my favourite way to eat eggs. They are also a great addition to salads like my favorite 7 Layer Salad.

Simple Layered Salad

Now…back to the tuna salad with eggs!

Tuna Salad Ingredients

First, gather your ingredients. I always use mayo. Miracle Whip is too sweet for tuna salad!

Mince Onions very fine

Make sure to dice your onions super tiny. You don’t want a big chunk of onion overpowering your tuna salad with eggs!

Break up the tuna

Make sure to break up the tuna flakes with a fork before adding additional ingredients. This ensures that everything mixes together so you get a taste of everything in each bite.

Mix Everything together

Add everything into your bowl and use your fork to mix everything together well. This recipe makes enough Tuna and Egg Salad for 2 servings.

Tuna and Egg Salad Recipe

Tuna Salad with Eggs Recipe
Yield: 2

Tuna Salad with Eggs - A Childhood Favorite

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Want to kick your tuna salad up a notch? Add a couple of hard-boiled eggs for tuna salad with eggs. This is a favourite from my childhood!


  • 1 can chunk light tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp finely diced onions, optional
  • 2 tbsp mayonaise
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped


  1. Mix all ingredients together with a fork and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 420mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g

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Thursday 11th of July 2019

Oh yes, this is what I grew up with as well. I never knew any other way to make it. I don’t put onions in mine but I should because I love them. I also add a dab of mustard.

Karen Eidson

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

I have always made tuna salad with eggs, because my mother always did. To me, it's just tuna if it doesn't have the eggs in it.

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 29th of August 2018

I agree!


Saturday 8th of July 2017

Love tuna salad with hard boiled eggs. I never make it any other way. Totally a childhood memory/comfort food .I didn't know until a few years ago that not everyone uses eggs. Thank you for spreading the word.

Merry Kuchle

Saturday 8th of July 2017

Same here! I had no it wasn't the norm.

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