Tuna Fish Special Recipe
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Tuna Fish Special Recipe

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THIS WAS my children's favorite salad when they were growing up. Whenever we would go on a picnic, they requested the "tuna fish special". The variety of flavors gives it a special taste everyone loves. No matter how many different tuna salad recipes I've tried, this one still tops our list! -Gerry Tressler, St. Petersburg, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 589 calories, 41g fat (6g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 772mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine tuna, peas, celery and onions. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, soy sauce, curry powder and garlic powder; stir into tuna mixture. stir in almonds; top with noodles. Serve on lettuce if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tuna Fish Special in Reminisce January/February 1998, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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MY REVIEW User ID: 3241556 21185
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"his is my go to tuna salad when I am wanting a lite meal, my new tuna favorite. I cut the recipe in half and use a 3oz. can or packet of tuna when I make it for just me which is most of the time as I am a single person."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3241556 24946
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"Really Great on a hot summer evening made a little garlic spread on toast a wonmerful lite meal. GREAT THANK YOU."

RitaLG User ID: 4114746 20524
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2009

"This was absolutely wonderful!"

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