Kitty-Free Tuna Salad

Monica H


I'm a sucker for giving my kitty tastes from my food. She got a bit of tuna (before the additions to it!) but the rest is NOT for her! I start with a little salt and pepper, because I feel tuna soaks it and projects it so much after it has chilled, that a lot of salt and pepper is not needed in the beginning. After you have chilled it, taste it, and add more S&P if you need to.
I also don't like soggy tuna salad. Only 1/2 cup of mayo to this ratio of tuna is great, I think, because it doesn't run all over the place, isn't sloshy, and holds up well to dipping chips or crackers into it.

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24 oz
tuna, packed in water
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
1/2 c
carrots, chopped
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
red onion, diced
3 Tbsp
basil, fresh, chopped
1 Tbsp
dill, fresh, chopped
cherry tomatoes (about a handful)
1 tsp
grated lemon zest

How to Make Kitty-Free Tuna Salad


  • 1Drain the tuna VERY WELL. Any excess moisture will cause your salad to become soggy and tuna water sloshing around at the bottom of a tuna salad bowl is gross.
  • 2Mix salt and pepper with the tuna. Set aside.
  • 3Dice basil and all veggies except tomatoes. Add them to tuna. Mix.
  • 4Add mayo. Mix.
  • 5Finally slice up tomatoes and mix into tuna.
  • 6Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • 7Grate lemon zest on top prior to serving. Enjoy!

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About Kitty-Free Tuna Salad

Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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