Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad Recipe
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Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

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"This is a fresh alternative to the tired tuna salad. A unique, yet pleasant mixture of flavors. Also, you can adjust ingredient amounts for a personalized taste. I like it sweet with a bite. You can also use 1 slice of jack or favorite kind of white cheese to melt on top. Use for a sandwich, with wheat or grain crackers for a snack or a twist for hors d'oeuvres at your cocktail party."

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  1. Stir the tuna, mayonnaise, relish, and chile-garlic sauce together in a bowl; serve.
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May 20, 2010

Very good and different - I definitely adjusted the ingredients. I used half the amount of mayo (used Hellman's lite), only 1 Tbsp. of relish, and upped the chile-garlic sauce to 1 tsp. I also added a little salt and cracked black pepper. Next time I might increase the chile-garlic sauce if I'm feeling a little daring.

Apr 27, 2009

Yes, yes, yes! Finally a tuna salad that is simple, but complex and worth a second try for sure. Heres the thing the author says: "you can adjust ingredient amounts for a personalized taste." I did just that. Knowing that 1/2 C of relish would be way to much and 1/8t of Sriracha would be way to little. I went with 1 tablespoon of both. Sweet and savory and surprising good! Thanks for sharing I will make this again.


18 Ratings

Jun 02, 2009

i used the mayo/relish cut in half and use crushed red peppers.

Jun 02, 2009

This is what I do, but I add a dollop of mustard and freshly cracked pepper

Apr 01, 2011

I have actually added the Chili Garlic Sauce to Tuna Salad before, I used Huy Fong Foods, it still has the seeds and to me a little more kick, but the same taste! Good recipe!

Oct 10, 2011

I made this with canned chicken instead of tuna and it still tasted great. I added a bit more chili sauce for more of a kick.

Apr 15, 2012

I used an olive oil and black pepper mayo because Im trying to use it up. I added 1 heaping tablespoon of Wickles ( a spicy sweet pickle mix) and just a few drops of sriracha. This is an excellent change to normal I wouldnt put eggs in it but I might add something for a little crunch. Its a texture thing not a flavor thing.

Jan 10, 2011

This sandwich is super easy to make and taste good. The chile-garlic sauce gives it a nice little kick.


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  • Calories
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 11.1 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 433 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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