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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15 Min


  • 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
  • 1/4
    red onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp
    basil, fresh, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    dill, fresh, chopped
  • 5
    cherry tomatoes (about a handful)
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon zest

How to Make Kitty-Free Tuna Salad


  1. Drain 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.
  2. Mix salt and pepper with the tuna. Set aside.
  3. Dice basil and all veggies except tomatoes. Add them to tuna. Mix.
  4. Add mayo. Mix.
  5. Finally slice up tomatoes and mix into tuna.
  6. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  7. Grate 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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