Tuna Salad With Chopped Eggs and Dill

Tuna salad with chopped eggs

The Spruce

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
204 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 204
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 180mg 60%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 20g
Calcium 41mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tuna salad is a versatile and tasty recipe that makes an excellent sandwich filling and a protein-packed topping for crackers; it can also be mounded on lettuce leaves or mixed greens for a lighter lunch. It packs up great for lunches on the go and picnics. You can even core small tomatoes and fill them with this tuna salad for an adorable and tasty summer appetizer.

The addition of chopped boiled eggs makes this tuna salad extra creamy and filling, and dill pickle relish, along with red onion and dill, adds lots of tangy flavor. Feel free to add more dill relish and use more or less mayonnaise to reach your desired level of creaminess.

This recipe makes about six servings and can be halved to make enough for a few lunches for one person or doubled for lots of lunch prep. The tuna salad will last for three to four days in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • 2 (5- to 6-ounce) cans tuna (drained and flaked)
  • 2 large eggs (hard cooked and chopped)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon dill relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • For serving: sandwich bread or lettuce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    All tuna salad ingredients gathered on a wooden table
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  2. Combine the tuna, chopped eggs, 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, red onion, dill relish, and dill weed. Add more mayonnaise, if needed, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Ingredients placed in a glass mixing bowl
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  3. Serve this tuna salad in sandwiches or on lettuce leaves for a fabulous lunch and enjoy.

    Tuna salad in sandwiches with lettuce
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Recipe Variations

  • Add some finely diced celery and/or green onions for crunch.
  • Swap the red onion for white or yellow onion for milder taste. Or soak the onion in cool water for a few minutes, drain, and dry before adding to the tuna salad to take away some of the raw bite.
  • For an extra creamy and rich tuna salad with a hint of garlic, swap the mayonnaise for homemade aioli.
  • Add more finely chopped fresh herbs like parsley or tarragon.
  • Feel free to swap out some of the mayo for Dijon mustard.
  • If you'd prefer not to use mayonnaise, you can substitute Greek yogurt; just be mindful it will have a tangier taste. You can mix it with mashed avocado to cut the sharpness.

The Best Type of Tuna to Use

The better the quality of tuna used in this recipe, the better the tuna salad will be. White, albacore solid or chunk tuna will have a meatier texture and milder flavor, while flaked tuna tends to be moister with a fishier taste. If you don't have a strong preference, try using a mix of the two.

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