Fancy Tuna Salad

Paula S.


When I was a teenager my mom would make these "fancy" tuna salad sandwiches for us when I had friends come for a sleepover. I still love to make this occasionally for a different twist on the "usual" tuna salad sandwiches. I left the mayonnaise amount blank because all you really need to do is make the salad "spreadable", but I like a little more than that. You will change the taste of the salad depending upon whether you use Miracle Whip or real mayo. I prefer real mayo because it isn't as sweet. I don't find that it needs any added seasonings, but the field is wide open for experimenting with different additions. You might make yours "fancier" than mine! :-)


★★★★★ 4 votes

6 - 8 sandwiches cut in 1/2 pr 1/4 pieces
30 Min
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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2 can(s)
albacore tuna
1/2 c
chopped green olives
1/2 c
finely chopped pecans
boiled eggs
1/2 c
chopped celery

How to Make Fancy Tuna Salad


  • 1Hard-boil the eggs.
  • 2Drain tuna, place in a bowl, and separate into flakes.
  • 3I use my mini food processor to chop enough olives to yield about 1/2 cup, and enough pecans to yield about 1/2 cup.
  • 4Also using the food processor, chop the eggs.
  • 5Finely chop the celery. (I don't find celery does well in the food processor)
  • 6Mix all ingredients with the tuna and add enough mayonnaise to make it a desired spreading consistency.
  • 7Taste your salad and if you wish, experiment with adding additional seasonings.
  • 8Spread tuna onto bread of your choice, then cut into 1/2 or 1/4 sandwiches, or set bowl of salad out and individuals can make their own sandwiches on round or hoggie buns, or cressants.

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About Fancy Tuna Salad

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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