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Tuna Salad with Cranberries and Dill

Classic tuna salad with a delectable dill and cranberry twist.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Dill

A really good tuna salad can hit the spot when you’re hungry or want something to eat that’s on the lighter side.

Just mixing tuna with mayonnaise tastes good together with the saltiness of the tuna and creamy texture of the mayonnaise.

The cool thing about tuna salad is that the ingredients can be tailored to your liking.

Combining the tuna and mayonnaise is like a clean slate, and the tuna salad just gets better from there.

Adding chopped celery, onions or sweet pickles gives tuna salad a bit of a crunch which makes it taste even better.

It wasn’t until I had a tuna sandwich at a deli that I discovered how wonderful dill tastes in tuna salad.

Since then I always have to add in a little fresh or dried dill.

Tuna Cranberry Salad Sandwich

This tuna salad is made with dill, celery and dried cranberries which adds another level of flavor that’s a little tart and a little sweet.

All in all, a wonderful combination.

In this recipe solid white albacore is used but feel free to substitute that with the your preferred type of tuna.

Here are two other delicious variations on tuna salad you may like “Tuna Salad with Raisins and Walnuts” and “Tuna Salad with Curry on Radicchio“.

And here are sandwich wrap recipes you may like “Ham, Apple and Blue Cheese Wrap“, “Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap” and “Turkey, Cranberry and Cream Cheese Pecan Wrap“.

Let’s check out the ingredients for this dill and dried cranberry tuna salad.

Tuna Cranberry Salad Ingredients

For the Tuna Salad – canned albacore tuna in water (or your preferred type of tuna), mayonnaise, fresh dill, dried cranberries, Dijon mustard, coarse or finely ground black pepper, celery and green onions

Tuna salad ingredients

Optional – serve this tuna salad on half of a Hawaiian bread sub roll with spinach leaves as an open-faced sandwich; related directions and images are below.

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Tuna Salad:

Chopped celery on cutting board

Chop the celery.

Add chopped celery to bowl

To a medium size bowl, add celery…

Chopped green onion on cutting board

Add green onion in bowl

…chopped green onions,

Add chopped dill to bowl

…chopped dill,

Chopped dried cranberries on board

Add dried cranberries to bowl

…chopped dried cranberries,

Add pepper to bowl

…coarse or finely ground black pepper,

Add Dijon mustard to bowl

…Dijon mustard,

Add mayonnaise to bowl

…and mayonnaise.

Tuna Salad with Dill and Dried Cranberries

Next,

Stir tuna salad in bowl

…stir together and set aside for a moment.

Add tuna to bowl

For the Tuna – Drain the liquid or oil from the can of tuna.

To the bowl, add the tuna.

Stir tuna salad in bowl

Then,

Tuna Salad with Cranberries

…stir together until combined.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Dill

An option is to leave some of the tuna intact in small chunks if possible to add texture to the salad.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Dill

Serve the tuna salad chilled or at room temperature in a sandwich, on a salad, on crackers or on toast.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Dill

And…

Tuna Cranberry Salad Sandwich

…enjoy…

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Dill

…each…

Tuna Cranberry Salad Sandwich

…delicious…

Tuna Cranberry Salad Sandwich

…bite.

Optional – Serve this tuna salad as an open-faced sandwich

Mini sub rolls on plate

In the middle of a roll or bun, hollow out some of the bread (the rolls pictured are Hawaiian bread sub rolls).

Toasted mini sub rolls on plate

Lightly toast the bread.

Spinach leaves on plate

Next,

Spinach leaves on toasted rolls

add spinach leaves in the hollowed out area…

Tuna Salad on Toasted Rolls on plate

…fill the middle of the rolls with tuna salad and serve opened-faced.

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Tuna Salad with Dill and Dried Cranberries

Tuna Salad with Cranberries and Dill

A classic tuna salad with a delectable dill and cranberry twist.
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tuna Salad
Servings: 2 (2 to 3 servings)

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (7 ounces each) solid white albacore tuna in water or your preferred type of tuna (water or oil drained from the can)
  • 2 tablespoons (heaping) chopped fresh dill
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 green onions chopped (including the green tops)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup (heaping) plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Instructions

  • In a medium size bowl, add celery, green onions, dill, cranberries, pepper, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and stir together. 
  • For the Tuna - Drain the water/liquid or oil from the can of tuna. 
    To the bowl, add the tuna and stir together until combined leaving some small chunks of tuna intact if possible (adds texture to the salad).
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature on a salad, in a sandwich, on crackers or on toast.
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This recipe was originally posted on October 31, 2014.

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