Outer Banks Fresh Tuna Salad

geraldine quesenberry


This recipe was given to me by my brother, Jerry, who lives in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. His seafood dishes are to die for, and this one will have you lining up! It makes about 4 lbs. and last up to seven day. It is my number one request to take to a party. Fresh Tuna and Capers makes this an outstanding dish for any get together. After having this wonderful dish you will never eat canned tuna again!

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One bite of this tuna, and you'll never want to eat tuna from the can again! This would be a perfect choice to serve at your next party... or most any time! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 4 votes

makes 4 lbs
1 Hr


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  • 2 lb
    fresh tuna, steamed well done
  • 16 oz
    sweet salad cubes, drained
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped celery
  • 1 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
    mayonnaise (I use Dukes)
  • 4 oz
    diced pimentos, drained

How to Make Outer Banks Fresh Tuna Salad


  1. Flake tuna and mix well using your hands with all ingredients. Store in refrigerator up to 7 days. Makes 4 pounds.

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About Outer Banks Fresh Tuna Salad

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

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