I am not a big tuna salad person, but I LOVE egg salad. I don't do the sweet kind, so this may or may not work for you. I always put green onions in because I like the crunch. If you don't like onions, celery would work. I often put chives and sometimes tarragon. ALWAYS salt and a ton of pepper. I have been know to throw in stone ground mustard (the kind with the whole seeds-I love the way they pop when you bite them!) or some chipotle peppers (or just adobe sauce). I even it all out with lite mayo (Hellman's tastes good for this kind of thing) and leave it a little chunky because that's how I like it! I love this with a hunk of lettuce (more crunch!) on some really hearty bread. YUM!
I also use nonfat Greek yogurt, though I still put in a dab of mayo - like a teaspoon in a few servings of salad goes a long way to making it creamy.
Egg salad I keep pretty basic - minced up celery and green onions, salt, pepper, paprika, minced homemade pickles (mixture of cucumber and onion), maybe some dill weed OR tarragon if I want an herbal flavor. Dijon mustard, too.
Tuna salad is basically the same way, but somtimes I like to make it more of a salad than a sandwich filling, so I might dice up a cucumber and put it in there instead of the pickle. Or, go with olive oil and lemon juice instead of the yogurt, and add in halved cherry tomatoes and any other good veggies that are around, and even some cooked quinoa, and it is a meal by itself. Go Greek and throw some feta and bits of olive and red onion in there. Sky's the limit!
I haven't tried it with egg or tuna, but I LOVE to make chicken salad with Greek yogurt, curry powder, golden raisins, and some salt and pepper. It's a big change from same old same old, and a great way to use up extra chicken or turkey. I put celery and green onions in that, too.
For both of my salads I add celery and onion. Dill relish (or chopped dill pickles) adds a burst of flavor...
Other suggestions: Salsa to either Hard boiled egg to the tuna Black beans are great mixed into both (I make a black bean/onion/garlic mixture, puree it up a little and put it into my egg salad - YUM) but whole beans are great added to either Herbs that add a good burst of flavor: dill, chives... not sure, experiment and see what flavors you like!
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