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


  • 2 can(s)
    albacore tuna
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green olives
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 4
    boiled eggs
  • 1/2 c
    chopped celery
  • ·

How to Make Fancy Tuna Salad


  1. Hard-boil the eggs.
  2. Drain tuna, place in a bowl, and separate into flakes.
  3. I use my mini food processor to chop enough olives to yield about 1/2 cup, and enough pecans to yield about 1/2 cup.
  4. Also using the food processor, chop the eggs.
  5. Finely chop the celery. (I don't find celery does well in the food processor)
  6. Mix all ingredients with the tuna and add enough mayonnaise to make it a desired spreading consistency.
  7. Taste your salad and if you wish, experiment with adding additional seasonings.
  8. Spread 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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