The Best Tuna Salad

Ready for some home-cooking? Follow our Tuna Salad recipe and enjoy the results!

 The Best Tuna Salad


  • 10 ounces skipjack or chunk light tuna
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ cup celery finely sliced
  • 5-7 kalamata olives pitted & chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 leaves of lacinato kale stem removed & finely chopped
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground or Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • ¾ teaspoon tamari soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Few cracks of pepper


Drain the tuna very well, it’s best to use tuna packed in water for this recipe. Add the tuna to a large bowl along with the pecans, celery, olives, and raisins. Mix well and break up the tuna. Add the remaining ingredients except the kale and mix very well. Check for seasoning, you may need more lemon juice or salt. Add the kale and mix to incorporate. Enjoy them with some Tostones!