Classic Tuna Salad on Cucumber Slices – Low Carb, Gluten Free

Okay everyone, here’s the dill: This is the most dill-icious tuna salad you’ll ever make. Hardy har har. I’ve been dying to write a corny intro like that for this classic tuna salad recipe that’s served on soft cucumber slices.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about what ingredients a classic tuna salad contains. I polled a few friends, and nobody could agree whether traditional tuna salad requires mayo or mustard. I decided to settle the argument by cleaning out my fridge including both condiments in this recipe. Problem solved.

This is one of those easy recipes that doesn’t require much of an explanation, but I’m going to provide one anyway. I’ve skipped the step-by-step photos that some of my recipes have because I feel like they aren’t necessary.

Dump a can of drained tuna in a bowl, and flake it with your fork. Do this by gently pressing on the tuna with the tines of your fork until you see flakes or chunks. Some canned tuna is already flaked or chunked, but my tuna looks like a hockey puck when I first remove it.

Sprinkle your tuna with garlic powder. I like any excuse to add garlic powder to my recipes.

Add mayo, spicy mustard, hardboiled egg chunks, green onions, and lots of dill. I use an insane amount of dill in my tuna salad, but I toned it down a bit when I wrote this classic tuna salad recipe for you.

Use a fork to stir your ingredients together. Your mixture should look something like this:

classic tuna salad with fresh dill

It will also smell really good, but I guess I can’t convey that through a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Dang.

Spoon generous portions of tuna salad onto sliced cucumbers. I use organic cucumbers because they’re typically softer than regular cucumbers, but you can obviously use whatever works best for you.

classic tuna salad with fresh dill and green onions on organic cucumber slices

Garnish with extra dill because dill is really good, or sprinkle each cucumber with salt and pepper. I skip the salt and pepper, but I realize there are folks out there who feel like no recipe is complete with these two ingredients.

These is a great summer recipe, especially if you grow your own cucumbers. You can also put this traditional tuna salad on crackers, bread, or salad.

Here’s one more pic of this low-carb tuna salad recipe:

traditional tuna salad recipe with dill on organic cucumber slices

Ready to whip up your own batch of traditional tuna salad?

Here’s my printable, Pinnable recipe:

Classic Tuna Salad on Cucumber Slices - Low Carb, Gluten Free
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Spicy mustard and creamy mayo infuse flaked albacore tuna with juicy flavor. Dill lends a fresh, fragrant taste to this simple recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Classic Tuna Salad on Cucumber Slices - Low Carb, Gluten Free
Print Recipe
Spicy mustard and creamy mayo infuse flaked albacore tuna with juicy flavor. Dill lends a fresh, fragrant taste to this simple recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Instructions
  1. Flake albacore tuna with your fork. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  2. Stir in mayo and mustard. Mix well.
  3. Add egg, green onions, and fresh dill. Stir gently.
  4. Serve on sliced cucumbers, bread, or salad.
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