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Tuna Salad with Raisins and Walnuts

A tuna salad that’s bursting with flavors and textures from sweet to savory and creamy to crunch.

Sometimes a tuna salad sandwich can really hit the spot.

In this tuna salad there’s a little bit of crunch, a bit of sweet and a bit of savory flavor.

The crunch comes from chopped celery, onion and walnuts; the sweet comes from raisins and the savory flavor comes from fresh dill.

The combination of flavors are a wonderful complement to the salty, mild fish flavor of the tuna.

Although this tuna sandwich is made with squaw bread feel free to change the bread to wheat, a roll, a bun or your favorite sandwich bread.

This salad can also be made with chicken instead of tuna.  Just shred or cut leftover chicken into cubes and make the salad in the same way minus the tuna.

Here’s another recipe for chicken salad you may like “Dill and Toasted Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes“.

And here’s another tuna salad recipe you may like made with dried cranberries that’s served opened-faced on a toasted bun “Cranberry and Dill Tuna Boat Sandwich“.

Tuna is a great item to keep in the pantry because the shelf life is fairly long.  I happen to live in an earthquake prone area so I always keep cans of tuna in the pantry as a just-in-case measure.

For the same reason I also keep small cans of tuna with flip-top lids in a backpack in my car, along with other items just in case there was an earthquake and I was out on the road.  The trick is to make sure and rotate the cans of tuna so not to have cans with expired dates.

This tuna salad can be served on top of a green salad, as a sandwich, with crackers, opened faced on a toasted roll or bun, or just by itself.

Ok, on to the ingredients for this delicious tuna salad:

Albacore tuna in water, mayonnaise, fresh dill, red onion, raisins, walnuts and…


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

Here’s how to make it.

Dice the onion.

Then chop the walnuts.

Chop the celery…

…then chop the dill.

Drain the water from the can of tuna.

To a medium size bowl, add tuna…

…chopped red onion,

…chopped celery,

…chopped walnuts,

…chopped dill,

…raisins and…



….stir all of the ingredients together.

And serve.

Serve on top of a green salad, as a sandwich, with crackers, open faced on a toasted bun or roll, or by itself.



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Tuna Salad with Raisins

A tuna salad that's bursting with flavors and textures from sweet to savory and creamy to crunch.

Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Tuna Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1 can (7 ounces) solid white albacore water drained out
  • 1 tablespoon diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  1. To a medium size bowl, add tuna, onion, walnuts, celery, dill, raisins and mayonnaise.  Stir together and serve.

  2. Serve on top of a green salad, as a sandwich, with crackers, opened faced on a toasted roll or bun, or just by itself.

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  1. wee! all my faves in one recipe… tuna, celery, raisins… gonna try it today for my girl’s meet. thanks for the recipe!

  2. Squaw is one of my all time favorite breads and works beautifully with your glammed up tuna salad sandwich…lovely!

  3. Just looks amazing, and so simple.

  4. looks yummy, i could imagine i’m biting the walnuts! is it wheat breads in the pic?

    • Hi Endy, this is a type of wheat bread call “squaw bread”. I used it for this sandwich because the color is a little darker than the regular wheat bread. It’s got a sweet taste to it.
      Have a great rest of the weekend!

  5. It wasn’t until I travelled to the US that I discovered the wonder of a proper tuna salad sandwhich. I used to buy the best sandwiches from a food cart in Philadelphia which served it on rye, with a thick layer of tuna with gerkins (cornichons) salt and pepper and fresh tomato – it was sooo delicious. I used to sneak it in the library and eat it in the stacks (ancient history – where no one went). This recipe looks great. I might try it with some chopped pumpkin seeds to get a shot of magnesium.

    • The tuna sandwich on rye with gerkins and tomato sounds delicious. Sounds like a great idea to add the chopped pumpkin seeds….I’m actually going to try that next time I make it. Love the idea of healthy additions to this recipe.