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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.

It’s time to elevate your next can of tuna! This Tuna Salad with Eggs recipe is a childhood favorite of mine. You won’t believe the difference adding eggs makes. This basic recipe has become so much more flavorful!

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.

Ingredients in blue and white bowls to make tuna salad with eggs

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.

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Tuna Salad with Eggs?

  • Canned tuna in water
  • Pickle relish
  • Onions
  • Mayonnaise
  • Eggs
Canned tuna in a blue and white bowl surrounded by other ingredients
Mayonnaise in a blue and white tie dye bowl

How Can I Serve Tuna Salad?

My tuna salad with eggs are great on top of a salad (especially a bed of arugula). Of course, you can go the traditional route and serve it as a sandwich. Tuna salad is also great with crackers and biscuits!

It’s time to elevate your next can of tuna! This Tuna Salad with Eggs recipe is a childhood favorite of mine. You won’t believe the difference adding eggs makes. This basic recipe has become so much more flavorful!

How to Make Tuna Salad

All it takes is 5 simple ingredients and one easy step to whip-up my childhood favorite! Take a look:

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together with a fork and enjoy!

Boiled eggs and chopped up onions on a wooden cutting board
Boiled eggs cut in half next to chopped up onions and a blue bowl on a wooden cutting board
It’s time to elevate your next can of tuna! This Tuna Salad with Eggs recipe is a childhood favorite of mine. You won’t believe the difference adding eggs makes. This basic recipe has become so much more flavorful!

Tuna and Egg Salad Recipe

Here it is: the recipe you’ve all been waiting for! If you appreciate a good tuna salad sandwich, then this easy-peasy recipe is definitely for you!

It’s time to elevate your next can of tuna! This Tuna Salad with Eggs recipe is a childhood favorite of mine. You won’t believe the difference adding eggs makes. This basic recipe has become so much more flavorful!
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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

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

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It’s time to elevate your next can of tuna! This Tuna Salad with Eggs recipe is a childhood favorite of mine. You won’t believe the difference adding eggs makes. This basic recipe has become so much more flavorful!
Want to step up your tuna salad game? Just add eggs! My easy recipe for Tuna Salad with Eggs is a family favorite!

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Karen

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

I don't put onion in mine but I do put celery too get the crunch. I put the sweet pickles, eggs, mayo, a little mustard, salt and pepper. Everyone loves my tuna salad. 😋😋

Lynn

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!

Jane

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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