Fancy Tuna Salad When I was a teenager my mom would make these “fancy” tuna salad sandwiches when I had friends come for a sleepover. I still love to make this for a 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. 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!

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This tuna salad is simple but filled with so many flavors. There’s some saltiness from green olives. Chopped pecans add crunch and a nutty flavor. Chopped hard-boiled eggs lighten the salad so it spreads nicely on a toasted bun. It’s delicious! A great lunch or snack.


  • 2 can(s)albacore tuna (12 oz each)
  • 1/2 cchopped green olives
  • 1/2 cfinely chopped pecans
  • 4hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cchopped celery
  • ·mayonnaise

How to Make Fancy Tuna Salad

  1. Fancy Tuna Salad Hard-boil the eggs.
  2. Fancy Tuna Salad Drain tuna. Place in a bowl and separate into flakes.
  3. Fancy Tuna Salad 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. Fancy Tuna Salad Also, use the food processor to chop the eggs.
  5. Fancy Tuna Salad Finely chop the celery. (I don’t find celery does well in the food processor.)
  6. Fancy Tuna Salad Mix all ingredients with the tuna.
  7. Fancy Tuna Salad Add enough mayonnaise to make it a desired spreading consistency. Taste your salad and if you wish, experiment with adding additional seasonings.
  8. Fancy Tuna Salad 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 hoagie buns or croissants.


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