Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pa's Tuna Salad

I am not a great salad fan. Growing up I hardly remember eating salads. For any function or festival, the only standard salad my mom used to make was cutting cucumber, tomatoes and onion and placing them on a plate.

When I got married, my father in law (Pa) made a nice and yummy tuna salad one day for me. It was so delicious that I couldn't believe how tuna could taste so good. Well, from then on, I have loved this salad and have also tried converting it into a starter. Although I have made this salad innumerable times, I just can't beat my father-in-law in making it. He is really good at it. So this recipe is of my loving father-in-law who loves making amazing salads once a while.

Pa's Tuna Salad

Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serves : 5


1 tin of tuna chunks in olive oil
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 medium sized tomato chopped
1 medium sized green capsicum finely chopped
1 green chilli finely chopped
1 small piece of ginger chopped finely
1 tsp of vinegar
2 tbsp of mayonnaise
1 tbsp of tomato ketchup
salt to taste
a few corriander leaves chopped finely


  • Take a nice glass bowl. Add vinegar, green chillies and ginger and mix well smashing it with the spoon.
  • Then add the onions and capsicum and give it a good mix
  • Now add the tuna with the oil, salt and mix again
  • Then add the mayonnaise, the ketchup and the tomatoes and mix thoroughly.
  • Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

Tip: In order to convert this salad into a starter, simply make the salad as above and then add a spoonful of it on a small toast or a monaco biscuit and you get tuna on toast.

Alternatively, you can also convert it into a sandwich spread by placing the salad between two slices of toasted bread. Goes as a good breakfast or brunch.


  1. Great recipe,would definitely recommend it :-)

  2. Thanks Ganesh. I am glad you tried and liked it :)