Thursday, June 3, 2010

AWESOME Gourmet Tuna Salad!

I found this recipe at and had to try it because of the fantastic reviews it received from so many of those who had tried it. It was a recipe from a caterer and it did not disappoint!

I have several ways I prepare mine, this one was very different, though. Secret ingredients are PARMESAN CHEESE and CURRY! Who knew these flavors would blend so nicely with tuna?!

Not a believer? Don't take my word for it- prepare it yourself and wow the crowd!

Yield 4 servings


* 1 (7 ounce) can white tuna, drained and flaked
* 6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing (this makes a very creamy salad- use less if you prefer a not-so creamy salad)
* 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
* 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
* 1/8 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
* 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
* 1 tablespoon dried parsley
* 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
* 1 pinch garlic powder


1. In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and onion flakes. Season with curry powder, parsley, dill and garlic powder. Mix well and serve with crackers or on a sandwich.

*I ate my first sandwich, on 7 grain bread with lettuce added.
Sandwich #2 was made using flour tortillas and lettuce.
Then I ate some with crackers. IT IS ADDICTING and I'm not a tuna salad lover at all!
*In the photo, I had also added some green apple. It didn't need anything extra but I needed to use up the apples!


  1. Parmesan cheese - YUM! What a great secret ingredient.

  2. My Momma always made tuna salad for me on toast. To this day, I won't eat tuna on soggy bread. I guess she spoiled me...

  3. Helen- I like it on toast, too! And yes, you were spoiled- then you returned the favor. ;)

  4. I sometimes pack tuna for lunch at work -- I'm going to give this recipe a try! It looks delicious, and I love the green apple you added!

  5. It's delicious, I've also added diced pecans,or slivered almonds, and a little diced celery for a crunch.