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Tuna Salad

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  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This tuna salad is light and tasty. Enjoy it on toast, a wrap or a bed of greens. Add a slice of American cheese to turn it into a tuna-melt!


  • 1 can of tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sweet relish
  • bread or tortilla wraps
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: American cheese slices


  1. Mix the tuna, diced red onion, diced carrot, mayonnaise, sweet relish and a pinch of salt and black pepper together.

To make a sandwich:  

  1. Spoon tuna salad on to your favorite toasted bread. Add any toppings you desire such as lettuce and tomato.

To make a tuna-melt:

  1. Lay out slices of bread on a baking sheet. Top with tuna salad, then a slice of American cheese. Broil in the oven until the cheese starts to melt and bubble.


  • I recommend making the tuna-melt in a toaster oven if you have one at home. It's easier to keep an eye on while the cheese it melting. If you use a regular oven, make sure to watch it carefully so it doesn't burn.
  • This tuna salad is not sticky, meaning it is a bit messy and will fall apart. If you want it to hold together more, add more mayo.