Experience the flavors of the South with our unique Southern Tuna Salad with Egg recipe. This dish combines the classic tuna salad with a touch of Southern charm, making it the perfect addition to your special occasion menu.
- 2 cans (10 ounces each) of tuna, drained
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Lettuce leaves or bread, for serving
- Mixing bowl
Preparing the Salad:
- Tuna and Eggs: In a mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna and chopped hard-boiled eggs.
- The Creamy Base: Add mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish to the tuna and egg mixture. Stir until well combined.
- Crunchy Goodness: Mix in the thinly sliced green onions, finely chopped celery, and red bell pepper. These ingredients will add crunch and a burst of flavor to the salad.
- Season and Spice: Season the salad with paprika, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences.
- Presentation: Serve the Southern Tuna Salad on a bed of lettuce leaves for a low-carb option or as a sandwich using your choice of bread.
- Garnish: For an extra touch of Southern flair, garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and a few extra slices of green onion.
- To make peeling hard-boiled eggs easier, add a pinch of baking soda to the boiling water.
- For a more Southern twist, you can add a dash of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the salad for a little heat.
Here’s the approximate nutrition information for one serving of Southern Tuna Salad with Egg (assuming this recipe makes 4 servings):
- Calories: 280
- Total Fat: 22g
- Cholesterol: 265mg
- Sodium: 500mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 4g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 2g
- Protein: 18g
Note: The nutrition facts are approximate and may vary based on the specific brands of ingredients you use.
Our Southern Tuna Salad with Egg is a delightful Southern twist on a classic dish. With its creamy texture and zesty flavors, it’s sure to be a hit on your special occasion. Enjoy!