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 customized to your liking.

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

About this Recipe

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.

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

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Tuna Cranberry Salad Ingredients

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.

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

…green onions,

Add chopped dill to bowl


Chopped dried cranberries on board

Add dried cranberries to bowl

…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.

Add tuna to bowl

For the TunaDrain the liquid or oil from the can of tuna.

To the bowl, add the tuna.

Stir tuna salad in bowl


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…

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Dill

…chilled in a sandwich, 

Tuna Cranberry Salad Sandwich

…on a salad, 

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Dill

…on crackers…

Tuna Cranberry Salad Sandwich

…or on toast.

Tuna Cranberry Salad Sandwich

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


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 Cranberry Salad Sandwich

Tuna Salad with Cranberries and Dill

A classic tuna salad with a delectable dill and cranberry twist.
5 from 2 votes


  • 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 medium-size green onion chopped (including the green tops)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup (heaping) plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


  • 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.

This recipe was originally posted on October 31, 2014.

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