Whether you're making an amped-up tuna salad or sticking to the basics, there's one key ingredient that's essential to making a quality tuna salad. It's crucial that you use quality mayonnaise, not a fluffy and cheap alternative like Miracle Whip, or you'll be missing out on the creamy texture and rich flavor that mayonnaise provides.
Apparently, telling real mayonnaise from the fake stuff is pretty easy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that real mayonnaise must contain at least 65% vegetable oil, which most of those lower-end alternatives do not.
To make mayonnaise at home, all you'll need are some egg yolks, a little vinegar or lemon juice, vegetable oil, a mixing bowl, and a whisk. With a little elbow work, you'll be whipping up your own mayonnaise in no time.