I love tuna salad sandwiches but rarely make them. I'm the only one that likes so much stuff in it. I made a good one today. It got me to thinking....what do YOU put in your tuna?
Here's what I used today:
Tuna in Spring water (drained)
Chopped bell pepper
Chopped jalapeno relish
Chopped boiled egg
Real mayo, only enough to moisten a bit (no Miracle Whip, yuck!)
I don't. But some of my friends , they use chopped onion and tomato and grinded garlic small amount, pepper and coriander powder. As per my friend it tastes like anything.
I usually keep it simple with just avocado, lemon, tuna or salmon and cracked pepper sandwiched between two thin slices of rice crackers. It's amazing!
I put Onion, Black Olives, Pepper, Salt, Egg, and I use Miracle Whip
Seeing your post reminded me of the first time I ate at a friend's house back in high school. They were having salad and I watched her parents salt and pepper their salad. I thought that was the strangest thing. I've always found it odd when Subway asks if you want salt and pepper on your sandwich. There are just some things I never ever think of putting salt and pepper on. I can see putting salt and pepper on tuna, but I never have.
You're one of the Miracle Whip types, huh?
Yes! lololololo I enjoy Miracle Whip but if it comes from Subway I put everything on my Tuna Salad. Including Jalapenos, Tomatoes, Lettuce , mustard etc.
I agree with you. I never salted the tuna although I love salt on most everything else. I never salt the salad, either. I do love pepper on my salad.
I love tuna and I use salt,pepper, miracle whip(I love the flavor), eggs, and sometimes black olives. So you're an olive fan as well Aevan..
Hard boiled egg, mayonnaise, relish, salt, pepper, and a little mustard
I think we should all be mindful that the tuna is almost extinct in the seas as it has been fished to death, and stop thinking of tuna as that cheap and cheerful sandwich filler that we have ome to know and love, and think of it instead as one of man's failures at protecting natural resources.
I don't out anything in my tuna - I just put my tuna into my mouth
Just plain? My husband often eats just plain tuna on whole wheat pasta.
1/3 salad shrimp to 2/3 tuna. Mayo, pickle relish, splash of celery,touch of mustard, cheddar cheese, boiled egg, the rest? season for specific taste.
Sounds interesting....I'm not sure I would like it, but I would try it. Cheddar cheese surprises me. Hmmmmm
don't over do the cheddar or celery. mostly taste tuna and dices or whole shrimp. You can leave out the pickle relish add crushed corn flakes and make fried fish partties also. I like it like that any way.
I've had salmon patties as a kid where my mother took canned salmon and cornmeal and fried them. Same principle I guess. As I just said in the last post here, I'm not really a fan of warmed tuna, so I don't know if I could take fried tuna. I might could as long as I didn't think of it as tuna.
I don't always have fresh pecans, so I have used walnuts too. I have also put dried cranberries and sunflower seeds.
Lots of Mayo
and then wrap it all up in a corn tortilla. It's heaven.
I'm not a big celery fan, but if it's finely finely finely chopped I can handle it. Store-bought tuna salad seems to almost always have celery. I eat it unless it's just too chunky, then it's got to go.
Egg noodles, huh? I've had some pasta-type salads that have had tuna in them.
What about warm tuna? Or tuna casseroles? I'm not a big fan of warmed tuna.
If I'm in a hurry, it's tuna, egg, pickle, mayo. All the rest is just fluff. LOL I just happened to have some fresh bell pepper and onion. I usually buy 4-6 bell peppers and 4-6 onions at a time and chop them up and freeze them.
Onions is good on about anything. I had some on a peanut butter sandwitch once and wsn't too bad. Didn't love it though.
With a bowl of beans and cornbread I eat raw onion like it was an apple. especially 10-15s
Mayonnaise only, maybe relish if I'm feeling frisky but that's it.
I usually add green onions and miracle whip. Sometimes I do eat it right out of the can too.
You're all getting into practice for the food competition! I donlt know anything interesting about food to write about
Not true! You know lots of interesting things by default....you're not in America. I love hearing about cuisine in other countries. Being married to a Brit, I learn something new almost everyday about foods he likes, etc.
What was your most favorite food as a child?
What did your mom serve up to you for lunch on a summery day that would make you feel like the most special kid in the neighborhood?
(In my case, the answer is grilled cheese sandwiches. yum!)
Maybe write about your favorite lunch (or dinner, or snack) from your childhood, and include the recipe for it
Thanks Wyanjen. These are good ideas to make a hub of. I just saw the headings and groaned! What do I know about cookery, even though I cook every day and used to cook for 8 on a daily basis when I was married, and about 40 on Christmas Day!
Cooking is one thing. Writing about it another. But hey good ideas for an alternative approach
Pickles , Tomato ,Celery , Mayo , a ltttle lemon juice, and a dash of garlic
I could write about how a certain nation is hogging all the tuna, so that there is less for the rest of us to eat. It is quite incredible to think that this nation consumes more tuna per head of population than the whole of Europe and America put together!
But that our so-called scientists have been bought out to allow this situation to continue resulting in the loss of 90% of the ocean's global tuna stocks in the last 20 years.
But I don't think I'll hub this. I've forumed it instead. Hey guys its important, especially to tuna fans.
Really depends on what mood I'm in, however my recipe is close to yours...
Tuna in Spring water (drained)
Sweet pickle relish
Chopped boiled egg
Real mayo, only enough to moisten a bit (no Miracle Whip, yuck!)
Adds on depending on my mood
A friend of mine puts mustard in hers, I didn't like it at all.
That's one thing I do NOT like about store-bought tuna salad....they always use too much mayo/dressing!! I also like the tuna chunky and noticeable, not a mushy pulp. LOL
I love tuna! Most times it is simply the tuna in spring water, drained of course, and Hellman's mayo. I agree with you on the Miracle Whip, KCC. UGH! But, to each his own.
The extent of my creativity is adding sliced hot cherry peppers to it for a bit of a kick. Other times, chopped onion.
I used to think I'd hate warm tuna, but I have tried the Tuna Helper, and it's actually delicious, in my opinion.
I have had Tuna Helper, because I'll pretty much try anything once, but I didn't like it.
I'm not even sure I've tried Hellman's. I'm sure someone has used it in something I've eaten over the years. Is it noticeably different than Kraft's Real Mayo?
Hellman's has been a staple in my entire family's pantries. It is, in my opinion, (and many others') the be-all and end-all of mayo.
I'm not fond of Kraft products per se. And again, in my opinion, there is no comparison between Kraft and Hellman's mayo. Kraft mayo, to me, has a tartness to it, perhaps, even vinegar-y.
Forgot to mention, while I eat chunk light tuna upon occasion, mostly I use solid white albacore.
If you want a real quick meal with Tuna try mixing it up with some elbow macaroni, lemon juice, chopped celery, onion and a little bit of mayo. I eat it by the bowlful...it's so yum!
Otherwise...in my tuna sammich, I put a little bit of mayo and dill pickle relish. I like to keep it simple.
Hey Spryte! I haven't seen you in like FOREVER! How's it going?
I see you use lemon juice too. Someone earlier did too. How does it affect the taste?
I don't buy tins of tuna...
The sea is just down the road and it's full of tuna at this time of year.
So... when I catch tuna I smoke them with Manuka, brown sugar and honey. (Manuka is a native bush)
There is no shortage of munchers when it comes to smoked tuna
Black olive slices, a little olive oil, and - if I'm in the mood - chopped celery. Also if I'm in the mood - Italian seasoning.
I have a few combos:
tuna, finely diced pickle,mayo, salt, pepper
tuna, diced apple, sliced red grapes, salt, curry, green onion (green part only), diced carrots, diced celery, mayo
tuna served with rice
tuna, salt, pepper, mayo, celery, carrots, red bell peppers, finely chopped anise
tuna, lemon pepper, finely diced carrots, celery, green onions (green part only)
If it's not from a can, then I marinate the tuna before grilling, which gives it the taste that I'm after.
mmmm...now I'm hungry!!
pasta, cucumber, sweetcorn and mayonniase it all up and eat it all!
LOL...I like all of these items, but I wouldn't have imagined throwing them all together or even with tuna. I'd give it a try though.
I've got to try a variation of this. With my home-grown cucumbers. Should be good, thanks!
I like it with fresh lemon juice, chopped hot chillies and chopped onions. Mix, and leave for at least 5 minutes before spreading on freshly baked bread.
I wonder if the chopped apples and pecans are a Southern thing in tuna. I use them quite frequently, as well as hard-boiled eggs.
Are you tired of the mayo in tuna salad? Well, then simply chop up some onions and pimentos. Add your tuna to that, as well as English peas and some Italian dressing to your taste. Chill. When ready to serve, get some canned chow mein noodles and put over the top of the tuna salad.
Most everyone likes this crunchy variation. And it's very colorful served on a lettuce leaf.
Tuna with chives and onion are good when i say onions i mean spring onions ...
I bought some canned tuna for the first time in ages yesterday. Usually I mix it with corn and mayo. Yesterday I had that with pasta and some grated cheese. The same combo is also great in a baked potato!
Salad cream, cucumber, sweetcorn, carrot, black pepper. mmmmmm
pickle relish, chopped egg, chopped onion, mayo and pepper...
I love this thread. All of you have made scores of variations on tuna salad...a whole new tuna dimension has been entered!
Your conversations have brought back memories. For example, my mother told me from the time I was a little kid to beware of sweet pickles in a tuna salad sandwich ordered in a restaurant, because the pickles disguise the fact that the tuna salad is more than a day old.
I know that to not be true now, and so I put sweet pickles in mine, but for years, I thought I might get poisoned if sweet pickles were involved.
Super thread...and "meat" for a Hub or two.
LOL....I'm glad you enjoyed it Sally's Trove. With the food contest coming up starting tomorrow, maybe this thread inspired some good hubs, who knows?
I don't know about you, but I'm suddenly hungry.
I hope it did...
10 Best Tuna Salad Recipes
10 Best Water Packed Tuna Salad Recipes
Water Packed Tuna versus Oil Packed Tuna
Is Tuna Salad an Endangered Species?
Tuna and Nut Salad (I loved the ideas contributed about adding nuts to tuna salad)
Hot Tuna Salads (This could go a lot of ways...tuna melts, popular tuna salad recipes, even a retrospective of tuna salad recipes through the years...)
Tuna Salad Pickles or Not?
Tuna Salad Mustard or Not?
10 Summer Tuna Salad Hits (Maybe someone who grills tuna has a salad recipe for the leftovers.)
Just having fun here...hope it generates some Hubbalicious thoughts.
Now I'm joining you...I'm starving!
I put cottage cheese and a dab of mayonnaise and a can of drained tuna mixed together . I just eat the cottage cheese and tuna mix on top of baby spinach and call it a meal.
I like to mix in finely diced celery, real mayo, and Grey Poupon mustard. I eat it on whole wheat bread or rolled up in Boston lettuce leaves. Occasionally I may also shred some baby carrots, diced boiled eggs and mix them in there too. It pretty much depends on what is in the fridge!
These aren't the healthiest, but I do like the occasional tuna casserole - noodles, cheese, etc. Also, the occasional tuna melt sandwich. It doesn't have to be one of those big restaurant kind - just a basic grilled cheese with tuna in it.
I don't put anything in my Tuna. Unfortunately there is an ever increasing amount of mercury found in Tuna, especially Albacore Tuna, for me to be able to eat very much of it. If I could eat it I would eat it plain anyway, no mayonnaise or anything. When on the rare occasion I do have some, I just eat it plain.
I use sweet pickle relish, chopped boiled egg, mayo (or whipped salad dressing, which I prefer), and a pinch of sugar. Sometimes I'll used finely minced onion if I have it on hand.
Wow. I didn't realize there were so may ways to make a tuna salad sandwhich. I make mine with:
vlasic sweet relish
sometimes bananna peppers
Then I place it on two pieces of bread, top it off with shredded cheese, and put in the over on broil until the cheese is melted...MMMMM delicious!
I keep mine simple. chopped onions, garlic, tomato, salt and pepper and sometimes home made mayonnaise.
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