Tuna Salad with Cornichons and Whole-Grain Mustard
Right out of the can, tuna is chalky and bland—you need to fix those problems ￼before your tuna salad can be any good.
Why This Recipe Works
Tuna salad, so familiar and simple, is often watery, chalky, and/or bland. To achieve a moist and flavorful tuna salad, we first thoroughly drain chunk tuna and dry it with paper towels. We enlist the microwave to quickly cook some onions in oil and then stir the now-flavored oil together with some mayonnaise for texture, lemon juice for tang, and the tuna. The addition of cornichons and whole-grain mustard gave an extra pop of acidity and brininess. Be sure to use tuna packed in water for the most control over the flavor of your salad.