My Dad’s tuna salad

My Dad has an uncanny way with tuna salad, and although i have been trying to emulate it for the last 15 years no one can make it quite like him, but this does not stop me from trying! What I love about this salad is that although there are a whole lot of fresh delicious ingredients, the taste of the tuna is still evident and not hidden. The sharpness of the finely diced onions, the sweetness of the sliced spanish onions and the juicy tomatoes enhance the taste but the secret weapon has to be the addition of finely diced dill pickle which add both crunch and flavour.

This recipe is extremely versatile, its satisfying enough to eat on its own, it makes a killer sandwich filling, you can use it to top boiled pasta for an easy pasta salad, the sky is really the limit here!

Enjoy and happy cooking xx


1 x 425g can of tuna chunks in oil (use a good quality brand, i use Sirena)
1/2 red onion diced VERY finely
100g sliced black olives (adjust depending on your feelings about olives)
3 large fat Polskie Ogorki Pickles (Polish Dill pickles)
1-2 firm Roma tomatoes diced finely
1 handful parsley, finely chopped
Juice from 3/4 lemon
1.5 tsp cumin
1 glug olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


1. Flake the tuna chunks into a large bowl

2. Add the onions,  cumin, lemon juice, cumin , olive oil and salt and pepper and check seasoning

3. Fold through the olives, pickles, tomatoes and parsley and adjust seasoning again

4. Serve and enjoy!

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