ellen's "famous" tuna salad

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

This tuna salad recipe was given to me by a local restaurateur. I loved his version so much that he relented and gave me the recipe. And then I tweaked it with a couple "extras." Revised 03-16-2017

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 10 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For ellen's "famous" tuna salad

  • 2 can
    (5 oz. ea.) solid white albacore tuna
  • 1/3 c
    finely chopped celery hearts
  • 1/2 c
    hellman's real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped onion or 1 tbsp. minced onion
  • 1 tsp
    real lemon juice
  • 1/3 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 dash
    dill weed

How To Make ellen's "famous" tuna salad

  • 1
    In a medium size bowl, combine the tuna with the mayonnaise (do NOT use Miracle Whip--it won't taste the same). Mix well, breaking up chunks of tuna.
  • 2
    Fold in celery, onion, and lemon juice until well blended.
  • 3
    Add walnuts and dill. Toss. Serve on thick slices of rye or pumpernickel.
  • 4
    If I'm only making this for myself I cut the recipe in half. It can easily be halved, doubled, or tripled for more people.