The Best Tuna Salad
Tuna salad sounds like a no-brainer. But a gap exists between good enough and really good-and we closed it with a surprising approach.
Why This Recipe Works
For our The Best Tuna Salad recipe, tasters preferred canned solid white tuna for its pleasant mild flavor and consistently firm flesh. We found that canned tuna is often cooked twice before shipping to eliminate bacteria, a process that dries it out. To rejuvenate the fish, we pressed it dry and marinated it in seasoned oil, which allowed the flavors to soak into the tuna.
Before marinating the tuna, we softened the onions by microwaving them in the oil. This tamed the onions and also infused the oil with additional flavor.