Pam's Deli Style Creamy Tuna Salad
Tuna salad sandwiches I made at home never tasted the same as the ones from a deli or sandwich shop. It seems like such simple ingredients, why do they taste different? So I began experimenting. This is my version.
- 12 oz can of solid white albacore tuna
- 1/2 c
- good quality mayonnaise
- 1/4 c
- softened butter
- medium carrot roughly chopped
- celery stalk roughly chopped
- 1/4 c
- rough chopped onion
1NOTE: The large can of tuna is important instead of 2 or 3 smaller cans. The large cans give you a large piece of tuna instead of the smaller stuff and this has a better taste.
2Drain the tuna in a colander. Rinse with cool water and drain again, squeezing out any excess moisture.
3Place the celery, onion and carrot in a food processor and pulse until minced.
4Add the tuna, mayonnaise and butter. Pulse until mixed but don't make a paste out of it.
5Chill before serving.
6Variations: This is the basic recipe. From here you can add bread and butter pickles or dill pickles. Use the real thing, not relish. Caper are an excellent addition as well. Some shops add a hard boiled egg.