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Tarragon Tuna Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Tarragon Tuna Salad

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"This is a tuna sandwich you would expect from a high-end sandwich shop. It is light, fresh and full of flavor. You must try this!"

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    55 mins


  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, parsley, chives, tarragon, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and pepper in a bowl until well combined. Gently stir in the flaked tuna, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.
  2. Spread tuna evenly over four of the bread slices. Top with tomatoes, and cheese if using, then top with remaining bread slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2010

This tuna salad is fabulous! I love the lemon flavor and blend of fresh herbs. It's a nice change from the regular tuna salads I'm used to - this is a definite keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 31, 2006

This was OK. It was a bit too herby for me. The flavor was stronger than I like.


31 Ratings

Nov 10, 2006

I followed this recipe exactly and it was WONDERFUL! This is a great alternative to the egg versions of tuna salad I grew up on. I hosted a baby shower and made finger sandwiches everyone RAVED!! Thanks for the new spin on an old fav!

Jul 03, 2006

This is truly the taste of a tuna salad you would find in a high-end sandwich shop. I am single so I just ate one sandwich per day for 4 days....and I looked forward every day to eating this! This is a great way to use fresh herbs from your garden!

Jun 10, 2011

This is by far the best tuna salad I've ever tasted. It's so fresh tasting! It's quickly becoming a summer staple around here because I have all of those lovely fresh herbs in the garden.

Aug 20, 2009

I absolutely loved this recipe!!! It was a great way to use fresh herbs from my garden. You have to love tarragon to enjoy this. The tarragon and lemon together are really good, fresh tasting and flavorful. I found this to be very delicious and not too herby for my taste. Oh well, to each their own!!

Oct 31, 2007

I used an envelope of albacore tuna, which is about 7 oz., so I decided not to even measure the other ingredients, but I used them all and didn't make any substitutions, and I liked the results. Very different from my usual mayo-and-sweet-pickle combo, but in a nice, fresh, healthy-tasting way. Will make again.

Jun 28, 2008

I thought this was OK. The flavors didn't wow me and it lacked the crunch, so i added fresh onions and pickles. I probably won't make again.


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  • Calories
  • 485 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 33.5 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 815 mg
  • 33%

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

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