Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Best Tuna Salad

Maybe I've only had bad, bland tuna salad in the past, but I've never cared much for it. I've been trying to eat healthier lately, so a couple weeks ago I found myself glaring at unused cans of tuna in my pantry, trying to think of a bearable way to eat them, somehow. I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com ("Barbie's Tuna Salad"). It's a recipe originally from a caterer who serves it as an appetizer with gourmet crackers. I made sandwiches. It was so good, my kids gobbled it up--no complaints--and I ate it straight out of a bowl, no bread needed. It was that good! This changed my mind about tuna salad (and sweet relish) forever. I'm surprised to be actually looking forward to eating it again tonight. I didn't have any parmesan cheese on hand; still excellent! Let me know if this changes your mind about eating tuna salad, too. :)

Best Tuna Salad

3 cans (5 oz) White Tuna, drained and flaked
1/4 c. mayonnaise -- or as little or much as you prefer
1 T. parmesan cheese
3 T. sweet pickle relish
1 stick of celery, minced (optional--not called for in original recipe, but I like some crunch)
1/8 t. dried onion or onion powder
1/4 t. curry . . . trust me . . .
1 T. dried parsley
1 t. dried dill
1 pinch garlic powder

Stir together the tuna, mayo, parmesan cheese, relish, onion, and celery. Season with remaining ingredients. Mix well, and serve with crackers or on a sandwich. Makes 3-4 regular-sized sandwiches.

1 comment:

Emily said...

That looks delicious Sara. Can't wait to try it! My kids already like tuna but I don't usually get too excited about it. Curry- very intriguing. :)