Tuna salad recipe with egg is full of flavor and you can use what you have around the house to make it. Canned tuna is a wonderful staple to keep on hand.

Tuna Salad Recipe with Egg

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This tuna salad recipe with egg is full of flavor and you can use what you have around the house to make it. Canned tuna is a wonderful staple to keep on hand. And anything I can make with canned tuna saves me time and money!

tuna salad with egg on a sandwich on a plate with roasted asparagus

A super quick and easy dinner idea for tonight! This classic recipe for tuna salad is the best. It’s how I have always made it. And it’s delicious! I like to use white albacore tuna because the flavor is milder, but before I discovered that, I used regular tuna. It’s delicious that way too.

You might be a mayo snob and think that miracle whip is awful. Or you might think mayo is awful. Whichever spread you like, they are both delicious in this tuna salad recipe. I far prefer miracle whip, so that’s my go-to standard. Sorry, mom.

Canned meat is great for storage because you can always have it on hand and just have to grab it when you can’t get out or during times like this when everything is not available. I love tuna. We make tuna casserole and tuna bake and the kids love them.

Tuna salad meals don’t have to be full of carbs. You can serve it in lettuce cups and it’s amazing. You can also serve it in cucumber boats. Just cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out all the seeds in the center. Fill the cavity that’s left with tuna salad. Yummy!

tuna salad in a lettuce bowl with cucumber slices.

You can also hollow out a tomato and fill the inside cavity with this salad. It’s wonderful that way. Of course, this tuna salad recipe with egg is amazing on some wonderful homemade bread, your favorite store-bought bread, and crackers too.

Check out how to make perfect boiled eggs here.

tuna salad recipe with egg ingredients on cutting board

Healthy tuna salad recipe with eggs

Something I discovered that takes tuna salad to another level is dill. It is so good in this recipe, so in the past 10 or so years, I’ve added it to the recipe every time I make it. Pickles truly make the tuna salad. When I was a kid, my mom used pickle relish, but I far prefer the taste of sour dill pickles with the tuna.

I love the crunch and flavor of raw onion in this salad as well. If you leave it out, the salad is missing a lot. If you hate onion, go ahead and omit. I will forgive you.

And if you want to put and ooey gooey twist on your tuna sammy, go ahead and make this Tuna melt sandwich. Yum!

tuna salad ingredients in a bowl.

Tuna salad with eggs and pickles

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Tuna Salad Recipe with Egg

This tuna salad recipe is by far the best one around. There is so much flavor and fish is healthy for your body too.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna salad, tuna salad recipe with egg, tuna salad with pickles
Servings: 6
Author: Christina


  • 2 5 oz cans white albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 4 hard boiled eggs (directions how to perfectly boil hard boiled eggs in this cooking skills everyone needs post)
  • 1/2 c miracle whip
  • 2 T spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 3 dill pickle spears finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 c dill pickle juice


  • Mix ingredients and let set for at least one hour in the refrigerator.

The pickle juice is absolutely the best secret ingredient. You already have it in your jar of pickles, so it cuts down on waste, but gives the tuna salad so much flavor!

Neither of these tuna salad recipes are nearly as good as mine, but I have been asked if I know how to make them so I added links to copycat recipes for your enjoyment. I hope you make all three and report back to me which one is best. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

Subway tuna salad recipe

Lots of people ask if there is a recipe that copycat’s subway tuna salad. Here’s the closest one I could find. Although, after having this recipe, there’s no reason you’ll want it.

Panera tuna salad recipe

Everything at Panera bread is amazing. I’m sure their tuna salad is no exception. This copycat recipe looks very similar to what they serve at subway.

And check out these delicious egg recipes for more inspiration with eggs.

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