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?
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.
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.
Now…back to the tuna salad with eggs!
First, gather your ingredients. I always use mayo. Miracle Whip is too sweet for tuna salad!
Make sure to dice your onions super tiny. You don’t want a big chunk of onion overpowering your tuna salad with eggs!
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.
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
- 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
- Mix all ingredients together with a fork and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 256 Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 222mg Sodium: 420mg Carbohydrates: 3g Sugar: 3g Protein: 23g
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