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Title: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: cicero on October 24, 2007, 11:44:19 AM
i like a crunchy tuna salad. i usually just add tomato, cuke, scallions, sometimes celery.

today i added: cuke, tomato, scallion, celery, carrot and....olives and fennel. really gave it some oomph!

(ok, now you are going to tell me that you've been adding fennel for years, but it was a new thing for me)
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Summrs on October 24, 2007, 12:38:57 PM
I like it chunkier, not broken up all the way, like Subway makes theirs.  I make it with Miracle Whip (love that tang), onion, celery, including some of the leaves... and occasionally, though not often, with sweet pickle relish. 
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Sophia on October 24, 2007, 12:45:24 PM
Lots of real mayo. 
Chedder French Fried Onions left on top give it a pleasant crunch. 
Oh, and cheese melted on the bread. 

Lately, I use the Tuna Salad to make Quesodillas.  I like the not too bready taste.  Plus the warm crunchy tortillas and the still mostly cold tuna salad make a nice contrast.  I like hot and cold things together. 
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: beakiebean on October 24, 2007, 02:05:30 PM
I start with tuna, shredded cheddar cheese, sweet pickle relish, and hard boiled egg. I add in carrots and celery for sure and then whatever veggies look good in the fridge or freezer-we almost always toss in some corn and some peas. Then I add a dash of mustard and mayo or miracle whip to get the right consistency. Salt, pepper, lemon juice, and garlic to taste. Slap that onto a couple lightly toasted wheat bread slices and it's good to go. If we've got some nice tomatoes I slice them and top the sandwich with them but I don't put them in the tuna salad because it makes it runny if you keep it in the fridge for a day or two.

My tuna salad is always very colorful.  ;D People always think it sounds odd but it's really good and a little healthy with all the veggies thrown in.

Becca
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: TaylorMade on October 24, 2007, 02:33:10 PM
The only way I will eat Tuna Salad is if it only has the following:

Tuna (in water, not oil)
Mayo (no miracle whip for me)
A tiny bit of Lemon Juice
Celery Seed (NOT cut up celery, but celery seed from a jar)

I cannot order Tuna Salad out because people put so much 'stuff'' on them :)  I also hate pickles/relish with a passion!!
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Sophia on October 24, 2007, 02:36:28 PM
...Tuna (in water, not oil)...

Have you tried the Tuna in Olive Oil?  It is fabuluous.  No greasiness like the veg. oil.  Tuna in water tastes dried out after eating the Olive Oil stuff.  The tuna is tunier (a word?) somehow. 
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: TaylorMade on October 24, 2007, 02:39:32 PM
...Tuna (in water, not oil)...

Have you tried the Tuna in Olive Oil?  It is fabuluous.  No greasiness like the veg. oil.  Tuna in water tastes dried out after eating the Olive Oil stuff.  The tuna is tunier (a word?) somehow. 


I've never even seen it.  I always buy Geisha tuna..  It's a little more expensive, but it's my favorite and I stock up when it's on sale.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: loopey2u on October 24, 2007, 08:41:05 PM
Miracle whip and relish for tuna fish sandwiches on toast.

Tuna salad:  1 box small shell noodles.  Add finely chopped onions and celery, miracle whip and peas (all to taste, there is no recipe) for cold tuna pasta salad.

Tuna casserole:  1 can of cream of mushroom soup plus 1/2 can of milk, 2 cans of drained tuna, plus 1 box of cooked medium shell noodles.  Cook soup and milk, add tuna and stir until it becomes creamy.  Add cooked pasta and place in baking dish.  Add crushed potato chips as topping (to taste)and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 35-45 min. 

Can you tell we like tuna???  lol
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: jais on October 24, 2007, 08:43:52 PM
Withed minced onion, minced dill pickle and shredded cheese.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: ladiedeathe on October 25, 2007, 12:10:28 AM
Chunked tuna, not shredded
real mayo
coarse chopped cashews
chopped apple
chunked dried cherries
served on a croissant

or

same, minus cherries, apple, and cashews, add chopped onion, hard cooked egg, celery, and sweet pickle relish, and serve on white toast
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: MadMadge43 on October 25, 2007, 12:38:26 AM
Miracle Whip and Tuna, that's it.

But I love Miracle Whip, it totally makes a BLT too!
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: cicero on October 25, 2007, 09:51:25 AM
interesting ideas! i never had fruit in my tuna salad - looks interesting. i also don't think i've ever had miracle whip --- i don't think they have that in israel -- i do't know what it is --- i always thought it was just mayonnaise but i guess that's not correct. I am tryig to stay away from cheeses so i don't add cheese to my tuna.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Sophia on October 25, 2007, 11:02:07 AM
Miracle Whip is fake mayo.  Sold right next to it.  The mayo. debates can get quite heated.   
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Summrs on October 25, 2007, 12:15:42 PM
It's not fake Mayo!  LOL.  It's tangy mayo.  I think what you grew up with is what you prefer.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: cicero on October 26, 2007, 05:39:56 AM
Miracle Whip is fake mayo.  Sold right next to it.  The mayo. debates can get quite heated.   

hmmmm i wonder if one could make bean dip with miracle whip??
 >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: edenparadox on October 26, 2007, 02:26:10 PM
I like mine with mayo and either chopped onion or cucumber. I don't like too much stuff in it.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: megswsu on October 26, 2007, 03:33:17 PM
I can eat tuna plain, i.e. just mixed w/light mayo (not Mircale Whip,  :P, sorry!). But if I have options, I'll throw in a little onion, celery, sweet relish (the only time I eat it), and I've had egg in it before, though usually my mom makes it that way. I slice up a tomato and put it on the bread directly. For some reason I just discovered that and it's mightly delicious.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Bibliophile on October 26, 2007, 03:45:35 PM
Tuna (from the bag, not the can), light mayo (not the whip stuff), sweet relish, mustard, pepper, green pepper (or red if I don't have a green one), and it has to be on white or wheat toast...  mmmmm
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: aline on October 26, 2007, 04:00:47 PM
Does anyone have a good recipe that doesn't include any form of Mayo or Miracle Whip? I love tuna, but despise Mayo, in all its forms.  :P
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Bibliophile on October 26, 2007, 04:04:18 PM
Does anyone have a good recipe that doesn't include any form of Mayo or Miracle Whip? I love tuna, but despise Mayo, in all its forms.  :P

I've substituted it for some mustard & just a little bit of ranch dressing before (no mayo in the fridge) and it was really good....
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: aline on October 26, 2007, 04:07:05 PM
Does anyone have a good recipe that doesn't include any form of Mayo or Miracle Whip? I love tuna, but despise Mayo, in all its forms.  :P

I've substituted it for some mustard & just a little bit of ranch dressing before (no mayo in the fridge) and it was really good....

Thanks! Do you think it would work ok with just the mustard? Ranch has mayo in it you see... (I know, I'm wierd)
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Bibliophile on October 26, 2007, 04:17:14 PM
Does anyone have a good recipe that doesn't include any form of Mayo or Miracle Whip? I love tuna, but despise Mayo, in all its forms.  :P

I've substituted it for some mustard & just a little bit of ranch dressing before (no mayo in the fridge) and it was really good....

Thanks! Do you think it would work ok with just the mustard? Ranch has mayo in it you see... (I know, I'm wierd)

Yup - honey mustard works really well too.  I've also tried my seseme ginger dressing & that was pretty darn good too.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: aline on October 26, 2007, 04:23:33 PM
Yup - honey mustard works really well too.  I've also tried my seseme ginger dressing & that was pretty darn good too.

Oh, the sesame dressing sounds really good. I'll have to try that - thank you! :)
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Elle on October 26, 2007, 05:05:44 PM
Farfalla,
Have you tried homemade mayo? It's a totally different (and scrumptios) taste.

I make my tuna salad with waay too much (homemade) mayo, some pepper, a little oregano, and a bit of sweet pickle. I top it with either spicy mustard or pineapple.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: aline on October 26, 2007, 06:19:00 PM
Farfalla,
Have you tried homemade mayo? It's a totally different (and scrumptios) taste.

I make my tuna salad with waay too much (homemade) mayo, some pepper, a little oregano, and a bit of sweet pickle. I top it with either spicy mustard or pineapple.

No, I haven't. Do you have a recipe you like? I'd be curious to see it if you have time to post it.  :)
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Elle on October 26, 2007, 06:37:20 PM
In a mixing bowl or the cup for your immersion blender (I recommend the immersion blender unless you need an upper body workout)

Mix 1 egg yolk with:
1/2 tsp of salt (fine like popcorn salt)
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 pinches of sugar

In a separate bowl combine
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tblsp white wine vinegar

Add half the lemon juice mixture to the yolk mixture and beat the eHell out of it with a whisk (or use the immersion blender). Add:
1 cup oil (safflower is what I use, corn is good, but olive oil gives a nice taste too) a teensy bit at a time.

The mixture will lighten and thicken (form an emulsion) and you can step back the whisking a bit. Then you can add the oil as a steady drizzle.

Add the rest of the juice/vinegar once you've added half the oil.

Once all the oil is added then cover and let sit for an hour or two at room temperature to set up. Will keep for a week in the fridge.

* * *

You can dress the recipe up by adding other spices and flavors (celery seed, rosemary, chipolte peppers, red pepper, increase the sugar)
Or using different oils (substitute a tablespoon or two of safflower oil for chile oil)
Or different acids (lime juice, basalmic vinegar)

As long as you have the egg, the oil, some acid, and a few dry ingredients (to hold it together) the recipe is infinitely changeable.

bon appetit
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: aline on October 26, 2007, 06:42:48 PM
Thanks Elle! That sounds very good. I'll have to give it a try and add in some of the chipotle you mentioned - chipotle makes everything better.  :D
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: Brentwood on October 26, 2007, 08:27:26 PM
Tuna, mayo, a little salt and black pepper. That's the basic. For crunch I might add sliced green onion or pickle relish or, for a treat, shoestring potatoes.
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: cicero on October 27, 2007, 05:00:37 AM
Does anyone have a good recipe that doesn't include any form of Mayo or Miracle Whip? I love tuna, but despise Mayo, in all its forms.  :P

if you like spicy food - mix it with spicy (HOT!) red pepper paste or maybe even salsa. all you need is something to hold it together.

a very popular dish in israel is a tunisian "tuna sandwich" - they don't eat the tuna with mayo at all. you mash or chunk the tuna, and stuff it into a roll (originally a "fried" roll) or baguette, with hot pepper paste, sliced hard boiled eggs, black olives, preserved lemons, capers, carrot salad, etc. yum!
Title: Re: how do you like your tuna salad?
Post by: aline on October 27, 2007, 08:30:07 AM
Does anyone have a good recipe that doesn't include any form of Mayo or Miracle Whip? I love tuna, but despise Mayo, in all its forms.  :P

if you like spicy food - mix it with spicy (HOT!) red pepper paste or maybe even salsa. all you need is something to hold it together.

a very popular dish in israel is a tunisian "tuna sandwich" - they don't eat the tuna with mayo at all. you mash or chunk the tuna, and stuff it into a roll (originally a "fried" roll) or baguette, with hot pepper paste, sliced hard boiled eggs, black olives, preserved lemons, capers, carrot salad, etc. yum!

I LOVE spicy food - thanks! I'm looking forward to trying all of these ideas. :)