Garden Tuna Salad with Olives

Garden Tuna Salad with Olives Recipe

I hope all the Mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I had a wonderful day starting with Mimosas in bed and one of those recordable cards with my sweet little toddler saying, “I love you mommy.” My husband took me to a local restaurant here for brunch, Cravings. Then dinner at Colorado Steak House. Time in between was spent lounging poolside. I also got a surprise gift that was actually for the whole family earlier in the week for Mother’s Day too. I’ll let you in on that secret with a photo later in the week. Suspense!

I want to share with you today my version for tuna salad. Oh how I love tuna salad. I like to make mine with crunchy celery and onions. I also like to add lots of pickle relish and some salty olives to my salad. Usually I will add eggs, but his time I skipped them. I made it for the same way for years until I saw a cooking show that added olives and capers. I didn’t quite care for the capers, I thought they were a little too salty, but the green salad olives were the perfect addition to my tuna salad.

Garden Tuna Salad with Olives Recipe

Garden Tuna Salad with Olives

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1 small sweet onion, or 1/2 a large, diced
4 stalks of celery, diced
3/4 cup pickle relish
1/4 cup salad olives, chopped
4 small cans tuna, drained well
the juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped, optional
1/2 cup mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt


Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  9 Responses to “Garden Tuna Salad with Olives”

  1. Tasty Trix — May 10, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    I love tuna also – green olives are a great addition!
    .-= Tasty Trix´s last blog ..Rustic, But Not Humble: Caramelized Onion & Emmental Galette =-.

  2. Angie's Recipes — May 10, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    What a great tuna salad! I like to this kind of salad to make sandwichese with lots of greens.
    .-= Angie’s Recipes´s last blog ..Braised Cauliflower With Tomatoes =-.

  3. 5 Star Foodie — May 10, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    Tuna salad with addition of olives sounds great!
    .-= 5 Star Foodie´s last blog ..Family Bites: Veal Stew with Sockarooni Sauce and Hot Buttered Noodles =-.

  4. grace — May 10, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

    the pickle relish is a terrific touch–the perfect provider of crunch and tang. lovely recipe, angie!
    .-= grace´s last blog ..cake mix kick =-.

  5. I am always looking for new ways to change up my tuna salad. And I agree with you – the crunchier, the better!

  6. Tickled Red — May 10, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

    My surfer and I met over tuna salad I will be making him this for sure 🙂 I am glad that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  7. Kristi Rimkus — May 11, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    I love tuna salad recipes. I love the use of yogurt instead of mayo. It would give the salad a nice tangy flavor.
    .-= Kristi Rimkus´s last blog ..Beer and Lime Marinated Chicken Stuffed Tortilla Bowls =-.

  8. Monet — May 11, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    What a fresh and beautiful salad. I love the idea of using Greek Yogurt as opposed to Mayo. This looks like a perfect Spring/summer meal. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
    .-= Monet´s last blog ..Maui Muffins =-.

  9. Sally — June 16, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    When I make tuna I just throw some mayo and tuna together and call it a day, but your tuna looks amazing. I might have to change my ways of making tuna to better fit yours. This looks great!

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