Talk:Tuna salad

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since when are eggs used in tuna salad? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:58, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I never heard of eggs in tuna. Rukky (talk) 12:40, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Most likely it can be made in countless of ways. The only thing that can be said for sure is that it's a salad that contains tuna. Just because writers make it in different ways or have seen versions consisting of different ingredients doesn't necessarily mean anyone was wrong, but it might be useful to gather information of how the contents vary on different regions. I read some of the edit history and noticed that in the past there used to be a long list of possible ingredients (and it was there for quite a while, too), but such a list could never cover all the options and it was removed. I would like to note that in Finland tuna salad can also have a base of rice or lettuce. When I've discussed it with American people, they have never heard of rice being used for tuna salad, and I'm not sure if it's a Finnish thing or an European thing or even just limited to some parts of Finland. When I was a kid, I never saw tuna salad on a sandwich, it was always eaten with a fork. It seems like the sandwiches have only been available here for the last ten years or so.

--Seko (talk) 11:52, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

I would have to agree, that I've never even heard of making tuna salad with egg. I think the point they're making is that the article, at present, suggests egg is essential to the recipe. Whether I'm making it at home or getting it at a restaurant, there's never egg in it. While I agree with you that a list including every possible combination of ingredients would be ludicrous to maintain and impossible to assemble, maybe a short list of commonly featured ingredients (outside of tuna and mayonaise) should be restored. If not, then I would definitely agree that egg should be removed, as the only essential ingredients are tuna and mayonnaise (or a mayo substitute).-Hooliganb (talk) 18:09, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Only tuna salad I have dealt with is tuna, mayo, minced onion, and sweet relish. Some places may drop the onion, but every place I've every had it its that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:04, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Wouldn't salad nicoise count as a "tuna salad" - there are eggs there! —Preceding unsigned comment added by CH Tendron (talkcontribs) 18:41, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

That's a special kind of salad with tuna in it, but not what most people think of they they hear "tuna salad." Maybe there should be a "see also" pointing to it on this article. -Hooliganb (talk) 18:54, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

I've always had a hard boiled egg in my tuna salad, I didn't know there was any other way...-- (talk) 17:48, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Wrong photo?[edit]

That photograph doesn't really look like tuna salad, or at least not the tuna salad the article is talking about. The picture seems to show chunks of tuna meat over a salad of lettuce and tomato, but not actual "tuna salad" as a spreadable blend of tunafish and mayonnaise (as the article mentions). (talk) 00:51, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

You're absolutely right. I've changed it. What do you think of the current version? Oreo Priest talk 01:34, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Contested merge to Tuna#As food[edit]

  • Oreo Priest, I clearly explained my reasoning in the edit summaries. If you think you can fix the article, what's stopping you? Erpert blah, blah, blah... 07:05, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
    • If you "I agree with all this", then what's stopping you? For my part, I'm quite busy ATM, but I hope to add some references in the near future. Of course, it would be much easier if you helped too! Oreo Priest talk 07:08, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
      • What I meant is that I agree with what was being said, but...Wikipedia couldn't care less about my personal opinion, just so long as things are reliably sourced. All that sounded like original research without sources. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 07:12, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
        • Obviously, we can both see that there aren't any references now. But if you know it's right (and not dubious, in which case deletion would make more sense), then why don't you look for sources instead of deleting content en masse? I think you can recognize that the former is much better for the encyclopedia. Oreo Priest talk 07:28, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
          • You're the one who is so gung-ho about leaving it as is, so I would think you would be quick to look for sources. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 03:49, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
            • I will, but I was hoping you would help too! Oreo Priest talk 09:13, 19 February 2015 (UTC)