Olivia Piepmeier

Tuna Salad

Categories: pantry quick
A watercolor illustration of a dollop of tuna salad on a cracker. There are lines, emphasizing the small food, around it in pink, blue, and purple. Above, it says "LUNCH!!"

inspired by The Kitchn


  • 3 cans of your preferred tuna in water, drained (if you have cats, they will enjoy the tuna water)
  • Shallots, minced (2 small ones? One medium? One large? Idk)
  • 1 lemon, juiced (but add to your taste and texture preference)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • A tsp or so of dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp or so of relish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix.
  2. You can eat it immediately, but it’s best chilled for an hour or two.


Everyone needs a recipe for a quick lunch that will make you dance with satisfaction. On (sourdough) crackers, on toast, directly in your mouth. Awwww yisss. It’s somehow fitting that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to make an illustration of it look attractive. It’s too good to actually look good.