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5/20/09 11:46 A

Miracle whip/mayo-1/2 and half-only til moist
Hard-boiled eggs-for one small can of tuna, I use only two eggs
1 tbsp. Relish
1 tsp mustard

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5/20/09 9:58 A

I don't eat tuna because it reminds me of cat food. My mother used to always eat it for lunch with Catalina salad dressing(just a little). She says it tastes good. My husband prefers the normal way to make tuna salad with mayo.

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5/20/09 9:51 A

Lemon, green onions, grated carrot, chopped celery, lots of pepper.

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5/20/09 9:19 A

Pickle relish
a tiny bit of ff mayo, add a slice of cheese and a thick slice of tomato, broil open face sandwiches.
Chopped apple sounds really yummy, I'm going to try that soon!

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5/20/09 9:03 A

-Balsamic vinaigrette or even just balsamic vinegar with fresh basil and chopped tomatoes
-A touch of olive oil, lemon juice and blackened seasoning

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5/20/09 8:58 A

pickle relish and a little mustard makes a good tuna lunch

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5/20/09 8:56 A

I don't use mayo either. I use:
* lemon juice
* broccoli slaw
* shredded carrots
* finely chopped celery (sometimes celery seed)
* diced tomato
* (sometimes) chopped walnuts

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5/20/09 8:29 A

pickle's, onion, boiled eggs......

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5/20/09 8:02 A

white or light color raisins, plumper, and mustard. relish.

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5/20/09 5:55 A

I love adding Yofu to mine, and a little splash malt vinegar. Beacuse the yofu is so low fat you can put lots in and make it all squishy!

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5/20/09 5:32 A


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5/20/09 5:09 A

I NEVER put Mayo.
I haven't had a tuna salad in months but here's what i used to put in them:

-- lettuce
-- cucumber
-- tomato
-- grated carrot
-- mustard
-- (or yogurt dressing: low fat yogurt + herbs)
-- (or lemon zest)

Edited by: CRICKETRO at: 5/20/2009 (05:10)

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5/20/09 3:56 A

No mayo.

Miracle Whip
Dill Relish
Chopped Onion
Chopped Green Pepper
Chopped Celery
Shredded Lettuce

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5/20/09 1:38 A

egg, mustard, zucchini, lemon juice, onion

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5/20/09 1:23 A

sweet pickle relish


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5/20/09 12:33 A


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5/20/09 12:27 A

If you like sharp cheddar cheese, add a 1 ounce slice to your tuna sandwich. Surprisingly good--even reduced fat cheese tastes pretty good! I also agree with chopped egg whites, celery, dill pickle relish, chopped green or purple onion, even sliced black or green olives.

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5/19/09 10:45 P

Great recipe LB1019. Will definitely give that one a try.

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5/19/09 10:37 P


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5/19/09 10:36 P

chopped onion, fresh jalapeno, tomatoe, lettuce and fresh squeezed lime.

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5/19/09 10:21 P

I can't believe no one has suggested ranch dressing!!! If you use the low/non fat variety it's not nearly bad for you and oh so yummy.

ranch dressing all the way :)

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5/19/09 9:18 P

Capers, chopped celery, chopped onion, mustard, fresh dill, plain ff greek yogurt (so creamy and decadent), chopped apple...OMG - so yummy!

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5/19/09 7:52 P

I found a great recipe from a cookbook that I have. 5tbs olive oil, 1.5 tbs red wine vinegar, chopped basil, chopped sun dried tomatos, chopped kalamata olives (can leave out if watching salt intake), sliced green onions, salt & pepper to taste. Put into a whole wheat pita or whole wheat roll & top with arugala or spinach leaves. NO MAYO!

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5/19/09 7:43 P

I put cottage cheese, like 2 Tbsp for a 5 oz can. It gives the creamy without the fat and calories from mayo.

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5/19/09 7:39 P

Shreded carrots,chipolte pickle relish,boiled egg whites,white pepper,flax meal celery and edible yeast.

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5/19/09 7:39 P

Onions, salt and pepper, eggs, and celery

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5/19/09 6:46 P

Oh yeah, a diced apple is great in tuna, even a red apple works.

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5/19/09 6:27 P

onions, celery, egg white, tomato, and cayanne pepper.

Edited by: ICANDI4U at: 5/19/2009 (18:27)

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5/19/09 6:18 P

Hard boiled egg!

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5/19/09 6:09 P

Lemon pepper & cubed green apples really spice it up! I mix in onions, celery, lemon pepper and green apples and chow down.

Seems an unlikely combo but seriously try it! The tartness and slight sweetness of the apple really makes it great.

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5/19/09 5:43 P

Well I do eat my tuna with a small amount of mayonnaise, though I still keep it pretty "dry." But other than the mayo what do I put in it?

A small splash of red wine vinegar, a small dash of sugar or sweetener, a drop or three of Tobasco sauce, a little lemon juice, a little onion powder (or chopped onions if I have the time.)

Or herbs and spices - rosemary, thyme, lemon pepper, some Mrs. Dash or whatever from my spice rack I'm in the mood for. To know if a seasoning will go well with tuna I open up the jar and hold it over the tuna and take a big I get the tuna smell and the spice smell at the same time and if I like the way it smells together I put a little in!

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5/19/09 5:25 P

Dijion mustard and grated carrots

or just plain!

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5/19/09 5:13 P

Eggs, relish and onions.

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5/19/09 5:11 P

cheese and tomatoes

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5/19/09 5:10 P

Instead of mayo use fat free greek yogurt (plain, of course!). It's very tangy -- think tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt is the base). I like to add fresh dill, maybe some capers and for texture, fresh red bell peppers and cucumber.

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5/19/09 4:27 P

Chopped up celery for some crunch
dried onion flakes, if I'm not going to eat it right away - if I make it in the morning they reconstitute by lunchtime

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5/19/09 4:18 P

Just relish.

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5/19/09 4:18 P

I hate mayonnaise. I make my tuna with pepper and vegetables! =)

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5/19/09 4:06 P

I leave out the mayo but add tomato slices, cucumbers, onion.

I also like the flavored tunas by Bumblebee...lemon tuna & sun dried tomato tuna

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5/19/09 3:34 P

i like it straight up with a little water and chopped up celery.
you could also try "veganaise".

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5/19/09 3:06 P

My tuna recipe I make to eat solo- NO BREAD NEEDED!

Relish or Sweet Gherkins
Red Peppers
Miracle Whip

And if I am feeling fat, I will add hard boiled eggs

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5/19/09 3:03 P

hot peppers from potbelly sandwich....i can't describe how delicious they are.

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5/19/09 2:57 P

try it no joke soo good!

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5/19/09 2:13 P

I use mustard. Or, I buy the kind packed in oil and just add herbs to it - basil and/or oregano and/or pepper.

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5/19/09 2:09 P

Blech. I can't stand the smell, taste or look of mayo. YUCK! I just eat tuna plain. I like it like that. I add some scallions or chopped onions sometimes.

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5/19/09 2:09 P

I mix a can of tuna with sriracha sauce (Thai hot sauce) and then eat it with ryvitas. Spicy!

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5/19/09 2:07 P

With lemon & olive oil

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5/19/09 2:06 P

I like it over two slices of toasted bread with a 1/2 slice of low-fat cheese melted on each half of the bread. :)

Edited by: MJANV1970 at: 5/19/2009 (14:07)

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5/19/09 2:06 P

Relish and mustard make it very low calorie!

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5/19/09 2:04 P

How else do you prepare tuna, if you eat it?

I am looking for some new ideas on how to make it without using mayo!

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! =)

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