Basic Tuna Salad (Tuna Mayo)

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On Friday I posted a piece which examined fusion dishes, and the regional and national variations in certain recipes. Tinned (canned) tuna mixed with mayonnaise is one of those recipes which has an incredible number of variations. With that said there is a basic starting point which most (but not all) share.  So here is a basic tuna salad recipe which we can build on.


  • Tuna Canned 160 g (I prefer oil packed, but water packed is fine)
  • Onion 2 to 3 slices
  • Mayonnaise 1 well rounded Tbs
  • Black Pepper (to taste)


Drain the tuna thoroughly and fork into a mixing bowl. Finely dice the onion and add it to the tuna.  Spoon in the mayo and sprinkle in some pepper.  Mix thoroughly and serve in a sandwich or on top of salad.

As I have said, this is a basic starting point, and I will post some more elaborate recipes on the theme in the near future.


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