This recipe has been on my to share list since forever. Well, that is a bit of an overstatement, but it has been over a year and a half. I have to admit that this recipe is not entirely my own. It’s another one of those things my mom used to make when there was a grown-up party at our house.

As with all of my childhood recipes, this is my rendition of it. For years I have been just throwing a random amount of the ingredients together, adjusting this tuna salad to my taste in that particular moment. But this one time I decided to take the effort to make notes, so I’m finally able to share it with you. My usual variation of this basic recipe is tabasco, but I imagine that a sprinkle of fresh dill or a little bit of finely diced jalapeño make great flavour profiles as well.

Just like my mom, I serve this salad at parties on toast. But it’s just as nice (maybe even better) to have it with radicchio on a slice of sourdough for lunch on a gloomy tuesday. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.