Southern tuna salad is the perfect sandwich filling. The tuna is mixed with mayonnaise, relish or chopped pickles, and hard-boiled eggs. And of course, sandwiches are just one of many dishes you can make with tuna salad. Mix in some macaroni for an easy pasta salad side dish, or pack it into avocado halves or scooped-out tomatoes for a gluten-free lunch. A few spoonfuls of tuna salad with crackers is also one of my favorite afternoon snacks. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. How to Make Tuna Salad; Spicy Mexican Tuna Salad. Make a Mexican-style tuna salad in just a couple of minutes with this easy recipe. Chipotle peppers and green peas add flavor and texture. Serve with tortilla chips. By AMYB9; Best Ever Tuna Salad. How to Make Tuna Salad. Once you've opened the can of tuna, drain the brine away. I like to do this by removing the lid and holding it over the sink to drain. Next, add the tuna to a bowl. Stir in the rest of your ingredients : Mayo, celery, onion, pickle relish, garlic, and lemon juice. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper. How to Make Tuna Salad. Enjoy a light, healthy lunch with this quick and easy tuna salad. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, and hot sauce (if using). Drain tuna then add to mayonnaise mixture. Use a fork to break up tuna into flakes. According to the Food Timeline Library, when Albert P. Halfhil’s sardine factory began to experience a shortage of sardines in the early 20th century, Halfhil began canning tuna. Restaurants and recipe books soon featured the flaky fish in salads containing mayonnaise, lemon juice and seasonings. While we love many kinds of tuna salad, this classic version tops them all. The crispy celery and red onion give add zest and crunch, while mayonnaise and touch of mustard marry it all together. The lemon juice is optional as it’s not traditional, but we strongly recommend it to brighten up the flavors of the final dish.