Tuna Salad Recipe


Tuna Salad Recipe

Serves 2

Tuna Salad Recipe

This tuna salad recipe is quick to prepare and really packs a punch with the flavour combinations.


1 tin tuna
½ a bag of butterhead salad
4 chantenay carrots
4 tbsps of pickled red cabbage
1 tsp salad cream
1 tsp mayonnaise
Few splashes of vinegar
Black pepper


Mix the tuna, salad cream, mayonnaise, vinegar and black pepper together.

Wash and scrub the carrots and then grate.

Add the lettuce to a dish, top with the drained pickled red cabbage, grated carrot and then add the tuna mixture.

Season with more pepper to taste.

Tuna Salad Recipe

This dish is really versatile. You can prep the ingredients in advance and then just serve them up. They make an ideal quick and easy workday salad. You can even put the ingredients in a mason jar and carry it that way. Keep it in the fridge and then your salad will be nice and fresh when you want it. If you are going to pop it in a mason jar, I suggest putting the pickled red cabbage at the bottom as it tends to stain the other ingredients and you can end up with everything looking a bit purple/blue otherwise.

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29 thoughts on “Tuna Salad Recipe

  1. I’m loving how quick and easy this recipe is to prepare, and I think many others are too since we voted it most popular on Inspire Me Monday this week! Congrats, and stop by and grab a button if you’d like. 🙂

    • Sally Sally says:

      That’s fantastic CJ. I hope everyone enjoys it – it’s one of my favourites. Thanks for the votes.

  2. Sally, this looks like a great twist on an old favorite! Butterhead lettuce is a bit sweet and then adding the pickled cabbage? Sounds like a great combo! I love pickled veggies, and they are so good for your digestive health! Pinning and saving, I will definitely be trying this when our Butterhead lettuce comes up in the garden!

    • Sally Sally says:

      Oooh, I’m so jealous of your homegrown butterhead Nikki! I’m actually tucking into a nice bowl of it now.

  3. Avatar Anne @ Domesblissity says:

    Hi Sally, lovely of you to join us here in Australia for the Thriving on Thursdays linky party last week. This is definitely my kind of lunch and one I make all the time. I love the sound of adding vinegar though. Just letting you know I’m featuring your recipe at tomorrow’s linky party. Hope to see you again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was lovely to join in the fun over there Anne. I’m glad you like the sound of my salad recipe, it’s one of our trusty favourites. How exciting – thanks for featuring me. I’ll be back over tomorrow.

  4. Oh yum – I love tuna salad, especially in the summer. It’s a lovely lunch or dinner! Some seeds & fruit are nice in there too. Thanks so much for linking up with us at #BloggerClubUK

    • Sally Sally says:

      Oh yes Becky, that would work well adding seeds or fruit. Maybe pomegranate or some toasted pumpkin seeds. I’ll have to give that try.

    • Sally Sally says:

      I agree Vicky. Pickled red cabbage is awesome with most things. We often use it in salads as it gives a nice texture.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Ooh, that sounds like a great twist Luke. I’m personally not a big fan of mustard, but I bet my other half would love it.

  5. Avatar Janet Cooper says:

    Wow, such a simple meal, yet it looks and sounds amazing! Definitely going to give this one a go this week. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Janet from RRW

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Janet. Although I think I cursed the weather with this salad dish. It’s not a salad day today. Hope you enjoy it.

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