Barbie's Tuna Salad

Barbie's Tuna Salad

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"This is a really great tuna salad recipe I got from a friend who used it in her catering service business many years ago. The secret ingredients are the curry and Parmesan cheese! Odd combinations but this makes a terrific tuna sandwich! She used it for an appetizer with gourmet crackers and people always wanted her recipe. I have never tasted another tuna salad quite like this one, and it has been my favorite recipe for tuna salad for many, many years."
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10 m servings 228 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and onion flakes. Season with curry powder, parsley, dill and garlic powder. Mix well and serve with crackers or on a sandwich.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 1702 Ratings

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Fantastic! This is the best tuna salad I have ever tasted! The first time I made it I used chunk light tuna, and tonight I used's great either way. I don't understand why some r...

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I was so excited to try this recipe after all of the good reviews! I will continue my search for the perfect tuna salad recipe...

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Fantastic! This is the best tuna salad I have ever tasted! The first time I made it I used chunk light tuna, and tonight I used's great either way. I don't understand why some r...

Just thought I'd share my twist to this wonderfully flavored salad!!! I used only 1 T. lite Miracle Whip just to give moisture and The Pampered Chef Dill seasoning mix for the dill and garlic. ...

Very nice change of pace from the traditional tuna sandwich. Served this at a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" recently and they were perfect! Will definity serve again!

I searched for a tuna salad recipe that was a little different from the norm. I doubled this recipe and found that the taste was just ok, but easily modified to be GREAT! First of all, I woul...

I've prepared this a few times for several different people and everyone loves it. I do use less mayo in mine, fresh, finely diced onion (maybe 2 Tbsp., more than a pinch of garlic powder, half ...

Barbie I have to hand it to ya - you've taken tuna salad to whole new level. This stuff is really, really good. I normally don't like sweet pickle relish in tuna salad, but for some reason it ...

This is my one of my favorite sandwiches. I can't eat the tuna plain anymore after this recipe. I ran out of dill weed so I just made it without it the other day and I liked it even better w...

Thanks so much for this great recipe! The only change I made was to use less mayo (about 4T.) My husband and I love curry so this was a match made in heaven for us. I use the tuna in the pouch w...

This is a great unique take on traditional boring tuna salad. I LOVED the curry addition. As most have stated, I used quite a bit less mayo, 2 TBL, and replaced with Mircale Whip, as I like th...

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