What do you make your tuna salad with?
I prefer to make it individually, so it's easier to log. Normally I just use a packet of tuna and mix in a little mayo...
Someone give me some awesome tuna salad ideas!
Tuna + avocado! A splash of lime, some Kosher salt or cajun seasoning (I use Tony Chachere's) and spread on those whole grain sandwich thins. I had it for breakfast yesterday. Oh Em Gee, it's so good.
Tuna + Greek yogurt. This definitely requires seasoning if it's to taste like tuna salad. Kosher salt + pepper or Tony Chachere's.
Edit: you know what else I love doing? Making tuna melts. Toast topped with a Roma tomato, tuna + either Greek yogurt or avocado and sometimes cheese. Stick it under the broiler for a bit and yum!
Tuna (I like white albacore packed in water)+Greek yogurt+just a bit of Dijon mustard+lemon zest+a little minced red onion+sliced green grapes
OK, this is a Tuna Salad that I made up one day in college from what little I had in the kitchen: Tuna, peas, black olives, chunk-ed fresh tomatoes, small chunk-ed cheese of your choice or not (mine was cheddar), enough mayo to make it wet and fold together (although, at this point in my world, I would use non-fat plain yogurt) and add garlic powder, onion powder, salt or lemon zest, dill and white pepper to taste. The amounts of the ingredients are also to taste. I used to eat this on rice cakes and was happy as a cat on catnip!!! Enjoy :)
Franks hot sauce!! I put that s*** on everything :D It gives it a nice kick and I don't need the mayo
I like mine with finely diced celery, dill pickles (or relish) and green onions. I add just a bit of fat free mayo. I hate the stuff plain, but it gives it some moisture, and I can't taste it in tuna salad. I spread it on fat free whole wheat saltines, or low cal bread. Sometimes I eat it open faced (only one piece of bread, then!) with a slice of low fat cheese on top, then stick it in the toaster oven until the cheese melts. Yum.
Yeah! Franks Red is the best!
I dice an apple in mine, and nomayo, just a bit of ranch and greek yogurt and then onions and capers, and a bit of pepper.
I add about a tbs. of sweet relish and a dash of mustard.
I use a non-fat cucumber dill yogurt dip from WholeFoods instead of mayo. I also add onion, celery, cucumber, and lots of tomato! I eat it on a toasted multi-grain sandwich round with baby spinach (minus the stems -- I have never cared for the stems).
whatever you have lying around :) you can make infinite variations, but i always use these four ingredients: mayo (sparingly), dill, balsamic vinegar, and brown mustard; sometimes a few dashes of curry. you can add finely chopped leeks; gives a nice crunch and good sub. for onion. hard boiled eggs, too. last time i added a can of pinto beans so i could skip the bread and it went together very well.
I stick with my mom's recipe: tuna, a little bit of light Miracle Whip, plain fat free yogurt, and sweet pickle relish to taste. Very very simple--and the only way I like it, actually. :)
Hummus and tuna go great together! I like the roasted red pepper hummus from Trader Joes. Tastes great and packs a bit of protein.
Salad dressing of your choice.
I've always added finely minced onions and lately I've been adding sliced sweet gherkins. Yum!!!
I like to take a spinach flavored wrap, cucumbers, red onion, spinach and plain tuna to make a wrap. For the dressing I use olive oil, balsamic vinegar, 3 packets of splenda and crushed garlic. Delicisous!
I mix my tuna with half olive oil mayo and half plain Greek yogurt. Tear up some nice crisp lettuce and stir it in. Then season with garlic powder and pepper.
Mom always added lettuce to make the can feed all 6 kids. :) Little did she know it was better for us. LOL
Hubby likes to add pickle relish to his.
I use the same packet but to make it seem like a huge meal I put in zucchini, cucumber, mushrooms, red onion, tomato and any other raw veggie that I have on hand. Best Foods has a low fat mayo that only has 15 cals. per tbs. To make it seem like a sandwich I spread it on Quaker low or no salt Rice cakes.
For two servings (which I use to make tuna melts):
1 can tuna, drained (solid or chunk, NOT flake - that stuff is like someone already chewed it)
1 - 2 tbsp light mayo
squirt or two of sriracha hot sauce
tons of black pepper, freshly ground
dollop or two of grainy mustard
1/2 - 1 red pepper, cut into big chunks
2-3 green onions, also in fairly big pieces
2 pieces high-fibre bread
2 oz old cheddar
*GENTLY toss all ingredients (except bread and cheese) with a fork -- don't mush them up (unless u want 2!)
*Pile 1/2 of mixture on each piece of sprouted-wheat high-fibre bread, top with old cheddar, and bake in hot (400 F) oven 'til cheese is bubbly, about 5 minutes. Best you've ever had!!