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I would have never thought of putting cottage cheese in tuna salad, but it’s a great addition. Not only does it taste great, it stretches a can of tuna! I didn’t have any capers, so added a tap. of pickle relish. Saved the recipe, and will be my go to for tuna salad.
I have ricotta cheese on hand. Since cottage cheese and ricotta are so similar, do you think I could substitute?
Hi, Karen! The texture will be different but you could certainly give it a try. Let us know how it goes!
Okay, I made it for lunch today with ricotta. I tripled the recipe exactly EXCEPT for the ricotta, which I only doubled. It was perfect, delicious, and so fun to try tuna salad this new way! This recipe is a keeper! Thanks!!
I had my reservations about cottage cheese in this recipe but I stuck with the exact ingredients and boy was I surprised! This was AAHhh-Mazing!! I made double and it was gone in no time. I shared at work and now my co-workers are making it for their families. Thank you for this delicious recipe.
Yay! I’m so glad you like the tuna salad Kimberly!
I made it and the flavor was awesome. I forwarded the recipe to family and tuna-loving friends. Also encouraged all to sign up for this wonderful website. Judy
I used tosted French Brioche and drizzled olive oil on before closing the sandwich up! Love this recipe, do yourself a favor and cut no short- cuts, you’ll love it!!!!!
I can see why you toasted the bread (so it doesn’t absorb as much liquid) but I prefer it untoasted. Horses for courses!
This is delish and a new favorite! Your banana bread is killer too!
Made this today, have to admit it made a damn good sandwich. I will do it again.
Why the cottage cheese? What does it add that makes a difference?
Hi John, all I can say is that the cottage cheese is what makes this tuna salad extraordinary. It just works really well with the tuna.
I added black pepper and a little celery salt to the recipe. The result: best tuna salad I’ve ever had!
I’ve never been a tuna lover but am trying to eat healthier. I tried this recipe using the albacore tuna and it is really good! I’m so glad I found this recipe!
Best tuna salad sandwich I ever made!
Seriously THE best tuna salad I’ve ever made! I make this almost weekly and never tire of it. Thank you for sharing the delicious recipe.
I’m a true blue tuna lover! In fact, I love all fish in general. So when your recipe popped up on my FB page, I had to share and save it. I went to Trader Joe’s and bought some tuna packed in olive oil and got to work. Now I’m just waiting for lunchtime to have an open faced tuna sandwich! Don’t think I’ll ever go back to my boring tuna sandwiches again, thank you!
The best tuna salad I’ve had! The capers and cottage cheese are a unique twist. Would highly recommend. Always a hit with family and friends.
MIL used chopped walnuts. Pretty good. Also the recipe calls for tuna ‘fish’. Why do we say ‘fish’ after tuna but not after other kinds of ‘fish’?
I’ve been trying to make a good tuna salad for many years and had not come close until I made this delicious recipe! It’s not only good, it’s great! Just made it again and doubled it this time.
Just so delish! The difference in oil-packed tuna is marked, and fresh lemon and capers make this salad bright. A very welcome change from my ‘same-old’ recipe. I accidentally used too much dill, and subbed seeded cucumber for celery (what I had on hand, and from the garden!), and the flavor still shined. I ate it on toast while my husband enjoyed a tuna croissant. Thank you for consistently simple, delicious recipes!
For sure the best tuna salad! I spoon it into endive spears, or romaine leaves …. awesome and particularly refreshing in the hot summer months!
I am a fan of using cottage cheese in salad, one of my favorite is “Men’s Favorite Salad” recipe from the 60’s.But you are right on with this Tuna Salad!