The Best Tuna Sandwich Recipe

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4.8 from 4 reviews

This tuna sandwich recipe comes together in about 15 minutes and is LOADED with fresh flavors. It's got a bit of crunch from celery, pickles, and red onion along with a delicious combination of spices and dried herbs. Add it to freshly sliced bread and you've got a stellar lunch that's anything but boring.


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  • 4 (5 oz.) cans albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 1/2-3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced Kosher dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 (3.5 oz.) jar capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawry's seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Add ingredients to a medium bowl. Use the back of a fork to gently break up the tuna and mix everything together until well combined.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Add more seasonings and herbs as desired and enjoy!
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  • Pick a quality tuna. I like to use Bumble Bee brand solid white albacore tuna in water. I find that it has the best flavor and texture.
  • Be sure to drain the tuna well. This will prevent the tuna salad from getting watery.
  • Add mayo to taste. I like to start with 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and then add more as needed. There is nothing worse than dry tuna salad so use as much as you need. The liquid from the pickle juice is also going to moisture as well. If you're using oil-packed tuna, you can probably get away with slightly less mayo.
  • Be sure to uniformly dice all the ingredients. That way you'll have great texture and consistency and you won't have big chunks of celery, onion, or pickles.
  • Add plenty of salt and pepper! Although there are a lot of flavors going on in this tuna salad, you'll want to moderately season it with salt and pepper so all of those other flavors sing.