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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22 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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1,446 5/19/09 10:45 P
Great recipe LB1019. Will definitely give that one a try.
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1,446 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!
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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169 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 sniff...so 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!
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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