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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:23 PM

Hot weather is coming (here?) Post UR favorite tuna salad recipe & any unusual ingredients

This one isn't mine, but I tried it last night and it was good, especially after sitting a while in the refrigerator to "cure"--not the usual bland tuna salad. I think next time I'd add a bit less pickle relish, but that's just me...

Unusual ingredients: parmesan cheese (lots of herbs), a bit of curry.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/barbies-tuna-salad/
Ingredients

1 (7 ounce) can white tuna, drained and flaked
6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1/8 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 pinch garlic powder

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So what is your favorite? I'd love a good tarragon recipe and maybe one that adds/substitutes some yogurt for some of the mayo?

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Reply Hot weather is coming (here?) Post UR favorite tuna salad recipe & any unusual ingredients (Original post)
hlthe2b Apr 2012 OP
maddezmom Apr 2012 #1
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #2
elleng Apr 2012 #3
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #4
elleng Apr 2012 #5
Phentex Apr 2012 #9
cbayer Apr 2012 #6
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #7
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #8

Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:52 PM

1. here is one I like and have used a lot

http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2008/09/garden-cucumber-salad-recipe-with-tuna.html
Garden Cucumber Salad with Tuna and Sweet Basil
(Makes 2 full-meal salad servings, recipe created by Kalyn)

Ingredients:
1 can (7 oz.) tuna packed in olive oil (I buy Tonno Genova Tuna packed in olive oil)
3 small, crisp garden cucumbers (could use Persian cucumbers if you don't have a garden)
1/2 cup chiffonaded basil (about 20 large basil leaves, sliced)
2 T mayo or light mayo (do not use fat free)
2 T your favorite commercial vinaigrette dressing (I used Le Parisian Vinaigrete)
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste (I used pepper but no salt)

Instructions:
Drain olive oil from tuna and flake apart with a fork. Put tuna into bowl. Peel cucumbers lengthwise in strips (or peel completely if you prefer.) Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise, then cut each half lengthwise into three pieces and slice to make bite-sized pieces. Add cucumbers to tuna.

Wash and dry basil leaves. Make a pile of half the basil leaves, then starting at the pointed end, thinly slice, discarding the stem ends when you get to them. Cut all basil into ribbons using this method, then add to tuna and cucumbers, and mix together.

Whisk vinaigrette dressing into mayo, then gently stir dressing into salad. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper and serve immediately. This is best freshly made, but will keep in the refrigerator for about one day, although you probably won't have any leftovers.

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you could probably sub fresh tarragon and it would be great. I also don't use tuna in olive oil but water but it's still excellent.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:56 PM

2. Ummm... that sounds good... I have to admit....

that I had to google "chiffonade"..... LOL No gourmet cook, here, I'm afraid...

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:56 PM

3. Sorry I never got it,

but Berghoff, in Chicago, had one I loved, which included pieces of apple. Otherwise, pretty standard.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:59 PM

4. I remember having some once that had dried cranberries and sliced almonds in it--was very good.

I always think of using fruit with chicken salad, but does equally well with tuna IMO.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:17 PM

5. Both chicken and tuna salads do well with fruit.

Friend made big salad few days ago, containing avocado, mango, tomatoes, orange sections, chopped red onion, garlic cloves diced, cilantro, garlic powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika (sweet), and lime juice, gently mixed. HOPE there's some left for tonight! Was GREAT!

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 11:26 AM

9. my husband just made this for the boys yesterday...

I love apple in chicken but it sounded odd in tuna. They gobbled it up so I never got to taste it.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:13 PM

6. I like mine simple

Tuna, celery, onion, maybe relish, mayo, mustard, maybe curry.

Then I like it on a good piece of toasted bread, covered with cheese and broiled.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:51 PM

7. Nothing wrong with that... I love tuna melts as well...

Yummmy

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 10:24 AM

8. this one sounded interesting: has capers, dijon and cottage cheese, in addion to the usual

I can honestly say I've never used capers in anything, but why not?

Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe


Ingredients

1 (6 ounce) can of tuna fish (if packed in water, drain it, and add a teaspoon of good quality olive oil)
1/3 cup of cottage cheese
2 Tablespoons of mayonaise
1/4 purple onion, chopped finely
1 celery stalk, chopped finely
1 Tablespoon of capers
Juice of half of a lemon
Pinch or two of dill
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

(optional - lettuce and sliced tomatoes)

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