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Tuna Salad with Grapes and Lemon Tarragon Dressing

Contributed by: Kevin Anderson

In chicken, turkey and seafood salads, grapes add a contrasting texture, pretty colour, and a welcome, subtle sweetness that's unexpected. This tuna salad recipe is a favorite.


  • 2 cans (6 oz. each) solid white tuna (drained)
  • 1 cup red California seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons diced yellow onion
  • 1 each hard boiled egg, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Lemon Tarragon Dressing

Lemon Tarragon Dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tarragon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a large bowl, gently break up, but do not mash the drained tuna. Add the grapes, walnuts, diced celery, onion and chopped egg. Stir to mix. Whisk dressing ingredients together.

Combine with tuna mixture until evenly moistened. Keep chilled in a covered container until ready to serve.

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Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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