Aunt Carolines tuna salad

Aunt Carolines tuna salad



  • 1 x 425g can of tuna, drained
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, roughly diced
  • 5 sweet spiced gherkins, diced
  • mayonnaise to bind


Drain the tuna well and place in a mixing bowl. use a fork to break it into chunks.

Toss in the diced tomoato and gherkins.

Add enough mayonnaise to bind the salad.

Mix through well.


  • This is super-simple to make and tastes fantastic!
  • My aunt Caroline used to make this for me and my cousins when I was a kid and I thought it was the last word in sophistication.
  • Because there are so few ingredients, it’s really important to use good ones – splurge on a good tin of tuna like John West or Sirena.
  • Don’t be tempted to leave the gherkins out because you think your kids won’t eat them. the gherkins are what makes this salad a superstar dish.
  • This recipe was created by Ella Walsh for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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