Crunchy Tuna Salad Recipe

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“My husband and son don’t really care for salads, but I can’t seem to fix enough of this one. It makes a quick, refreshing lunch.” —Pat Ashworth, Elk Grove, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 can (5 ounces) chow mein noodles

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 338 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 599 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 19 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, tuna and peas. Add mayonnaise mixture; toss to coat. Stir in chow mein noodles. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Tuna Salad in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"Best tuna salad we've ever had - thanks!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"Loved the crunch of the noodles along with the creamy tuna. Quick and easy weeknight dinner that tastes fantastic."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"Excellent recipe and easy to make!"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"YUM! This was so refreshing and a nice change from tuna salad sandwiches or casserole. I made this again for my mother-in-law and she also loved it and asked for the recipe. I will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"My husband and three kids devoured this salad. It has a nice crunch and the garlic is just right. Makes a fast lunch or dinner without heating up the house."

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