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Southern tuna salad recipe with egg


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:

  1. Tuna and Eggs: In a mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna and chopped hard-boiled eggs.
  2. The Creamy Base: Add mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish to the tuna and egg mixture. Stir until well combined.
  3. 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.
  4. Season and Spice: Season the salad with paprika, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts:

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!

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