Tuna and Egg Salad

tuna and egg salad

Over the past few years I’ve gotten lazy when I make tuna salad. It’s usually a rushed salad that only consists of a tuna, pickle relish and a little celery if I take the time to make it. It’s no where as good as Mom’s tuna salad. She always took the time to make a big batch of delicious tuna salad filled with veggies, fresh herbs, and most importantly, eggs.

So today I took the time to make tuna salad like mom use to make. I like to use 2 chopped boiled eggs per can of tuna. This ratio makes a salad that’s about half egg and half tuna. I like to use albacore tuna, but regular tuna also works great in this recipe because the addition of eggs will help offset the stronger flavor of the tuna.

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For vegetables, I added freshly chopped celery, spring onions and fresh dill. Dill is a great herb to pair with both chicken and eggs. You can add more or less veggies depending on your tastes and what you have on hand. For more flavor, I also added freshly squeezed lemon juice, freshly cracked black pepper and a little Dijon mustard.

I served this salad  over a bed of fresh spinach with crackers, but it’s also wonderful as a sandwich with fresh sliced tomatoes.

If you’re concerned about your eggs be sure to use Davidson’s Safest Choice pasteurized eggs.  “Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs are pasteurized in an all-natural, gentle water bath pasteurization process to eliminate the risk of Salmonella. The vast majority of eggs sold in grocery stores are NOT pasteurized. Safest Choice™ offers peace of mind when making recipes calling for raw or undercooked eggs, and removes the worry of cross contamination.Learn more about Safest Choice pasteurization process and find store locations.

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Yield: Serves 4

Tuna and Egg Salad

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  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 4 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 small cans tuna, drained well
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Dill


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  14 Responses to “Tuna and Egg Salad”

  1. Paula - bell'alimento — May 2, 2015 @ 10:29 am

    I’m a huge egg salad fan. All I need to go with this is a toasted bagel!

  2. Lauren Kelly Nutrition — May 5, 2015 @ 2:10 pm

    This looks fantastic! Perfect for the summer!

  3. Martha @ A Family Feast — May 5, 2015 @ 8:37 pm

    Love that you’ve combined two classic salads into one! I’ve got to try this!

  4. Isabelle @ Crumb — May 5, 2015 @ 11:25 pm

    What a neat idea! I love egg salad and tuna salad, but I’ve never thought to combine the two like this… sounds like a wonderful combo, though, especially with the addition of green onions and dill. Will definitely have to try this out the next time I’m craving a creamy sandwich filling.

  5. Lora @cakeduchesso — May 6, 2015 @ 6:24 am

    I knew someone that used to love tuna and egg salad mixed and I thought it was very strange, until I tried it! What a great salad and how cool you made it like your mom did. I’m ready for a toasted bagel and your salad now for breakfast!

  6. heather | girlichef — May 6, 2015 @ 9:37 am

    My grandma always put eggs in her tuna salad and I loved it, but I haven’t had it in years. This looks so good, perfect for lunch.

  7. Cookin Canuck — May 6, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    I’ve never though to add hard boiled eggs to tuna salad, but it sounds like a great combination! I’ll be trying this the next time I make tuna salad.

  8. [email protected] Mom — May 6, 2015 @ 11:08 am

    Love the combo of tuna and egg! I wish I could get Safest Choice Eggs where I live!

  9. I have never thought to mix the two. Growing up, I loved tuna salad but detested egg salad. Now that I’m older, some egg salad with a dash of hot sauce is always a good thing. I might need to try your recipe to try the tuna/egg salad combo!

  10. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — May 6, 2015 @ 9:09 pm

    Love the tuna and egg combo and I know my hubby will too!

  11. Susan — May 6, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

    I’ve never seen tuna salad or egg salad for that matter made this way but I like it! Somehow my tuna and egg salads would always get combined on a deli platter and I eat it and like it, so why not make it together. Must try!

  12. Renee - Kudos Kitchen — May 7, 2015 @ 9:46 am

    A friend of mine was just recently telling me that she’s always made tuna salad with eggs. I’d never heard of that before but thought it sounded delicious. From your pictures, I can see now that it really is. Love this salad and love the addition of dill. I always add dill to my tuna salad.

  13. Zoey Jordyn — May 21, 2015 @ 5:37 am

    Amazing recipe! With glass of white wine will be just perfect for the summer.

  14. John — June 17, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    Mmm that looks astonishingly delicious! I’ll try to make it and surprise my wife before she gets back from work. So I’d rather start right now, because she’ll soon be ringing on the door bell. Wish me luck lads!
    P.S. Thanks for sharing this!

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