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Simon's Famous Tuna Salad Recipe

Simon's Famous Tuna Salad Recipe

This nicely seasoned tuna salad from Simon Seitz of Highland, New York makes for a simple and satisfying lunch. Crunchy carrots give it a unique and tasty twist you'll love.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 3 cans (5 ounces each) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 10 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 5 lettuce leaves


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. For each sandwich, layer a slice of toast with a lettuce leaf and 1/2 cup tuna salad. Top with a second slice of toast. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 271 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 852mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 271507
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2017

"My family loved this new spin on the classic tuna salad sandwich. I usually just make mine with mayonnaise and pickles but will definitely be making this more often! I feel like the recipe made more than 5 servings as well. But I also may have used more carrot and celery because I freestyled instead of measuring."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 179130
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"I thought this was very good. I got six sandwiches out of it though; making 5 was too much tuna for my taste. Very simple to make and carries well for lunch. Will most likely make again."

rodricat User ID: 3743046 176365
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Hands down, a family favorite. The colorful addition of carrots also gives the sandwich a nice crunch. This is exactly what all those other tuna sandwiches are missing."

SKTerpstra User ID: 4231446 158091
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"A tuna specialty! I go generous on all my seasonings (onion, garlic, dill). For extra texture & flavor, try diced water chesnuts, scallions and/or tangy dill relish to taste!"

cwbuff User ID: 441425 210029
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"Good tuna salad but a little bland - I would increase the dill especially, although I usually use more tuna than recipes call for which could be the explanation. However, I don't see how you can get 5 sandwiches as full as in the picture out of only 3 (6 oz) cans of tuna after they're drained."

MemeHarris User ID: 1870439 179128
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"I found this recipe to be good, but not outstanding. I would include diced apple to the mix!"

Nazirite4God User ID: 4361078 158086
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"Really enjoyed this recipe. Thanks."

Summy User ID: 1386846 176364
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2009

"There are so many variations on tuna salad. This one looks wonderful. I remember adding walnuts to mine once, and a friend makes a scrumptious version with, of all things, diced apples!"

mncowboy User ID: 1217266 93904
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"I dont like the cellery or cucumber either, thanks for the idea! I have been putting dill relish in mine, but i like the idea of fresh Dill, Carrots and Scalions! I Bet it would be great! Thanks for the tip!"

katierave User ID: 4354820 89590
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"Adding carrots is a great idea, but a problem I have with most tuna salads is that they usually contain either celery or cucumber, and if either of these is present, it seems to be all I can taste! Because tuna salad usually needs something green & crunchy, several years ago I started putting finely chopped scallions in mine, and everyone I have made it for has been a convert. I'll definitely try adding carrots next time, though!"

becky6926 User ID: 4024735 101460
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"I have fixed this many times since I first saw it. I also add drained water chestnuts for even more crunch."

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