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Old 07-18-2002, 12:27 AM   #1
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Tuna Salad

Now, let me preface this by saying I have not made tuna salad in about 30+ years - we had cats, they ate canned food because that's what they "preferred" according to my parents. So, needless to say, I have not eaten canned tuna. But, the other day I tasted some at a restaurant that had changed their menu. It had waaaay too much mayo, waaaay too much egg, but I wasn't cringing!!, so I thought what the heck, I'll try. Dang, it was goooood. I know everyone already knows how to make it but I could actually eat it. I had one sandwich for lunch on toasted 12-grain bread and one sandwich for dinner on the same bread but with sliced tomatoes.

I just used a large can of tuna in spring water, probably about 1-2 TBS onion and celery, more mayo than salad dressing (that's the best I can do), 1 hard boiled egg, chopped.

I know this is no revelation to anyone but me!!! But it was good. My husband said - SAVE THIS RECIPE!!! Well, let's see if I can do it again, 'cause you guys don't measure anything either. My mom used to make it with apples and raisins but I just wanted that old fashioned tuna salad. The sliced cantelope was perfect with it.

I am excited about this but not nearly excited as the tea syrup recipe or sushi:p

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Old 07-18-2002, 06:46 AM   #2
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Elf, my favorite tuna salad starts out like yours, with mayo, not salad dressing, then I add a little sweet pickle relish ( love the sweet of that, with the onion) , always on whole wheat... I also like to add a few chopped pecans, and a little grated apple, but the DH doesn't like pecans and apples except in Pies, etc...so you know who wins...DH can WHINE louder!! I love tuna ( hate cats) ...grilled tuna steaks, tuna casserole...the old fashioned kind made with potatoe chips and mushroom soup, from my first cookbook ..... or sometimes, I just put drained water packed tuna on bread, with mayo, and lettuce.
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Old 07-18-2002, 10:04 AM   #3
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I had a great Tuna Salad Sandwich at a Bookstore/Cafe years ago which I have tried to duplicate. I use 1 tin of tuna in spring water, drained, lightly toast coursely chopped walnuts on a dry skillet, add to tuna along with onions, celery, chopped apple and just enough mayonaise to bind together. Season with salt, pepper and just a hint of curry, use a good quality 8 grain bread.

Ya gotta have crunch:)
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Old 07-18-2002, 01:26 PM   #4
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YUM - both of your recipes sound good. I thought about toasting some pecans but just didn't take the time. I think they would have added a nice flavor and texture. Thanks for your variations on it. I have copied them and will try them in the future. Norma, I thought about the pickle relish and maybe I'll try that the next time too. I'm not sure why my tastebuds said not to add it.

It's just canned tuna that I've had a "problem" with all these years. My favorite way to eat tuna is RAW!! As anyone who knows me knows, I am addicted to sushi. Of course, it is sashimi grade, not tuna steaks.

Because I liked this so much with the cantelope I'll probably serve it in them next time and maybe add some toasted 12-grain croutons on top. Not that that's a new idea but for tuna salad it's a giant step for me! LOL

Thanks again to both of you.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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I too also like the old fashion tuna salad.

Canned tuna
mayo or salad dressing
onion
celery boiled egg
pickle relish
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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I use 3 cans drained tuna, 6 hard boiled eggs, 3-4 heaping tbls sweet pickle relish, 3 tsp mustard, and 4-6 heaping tbls Miracle Whip. I like it best on whole wheat bread or soda crackers.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #7
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Subway makes the best, no The Best tuna salad. I wish I could have some right now!
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:44 PM   #8
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I like simple ---- Tuna, Egg, Mayo, A little onion, celery, dill pickle, Black pepper.... Thats all folks....
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Mine is pretty much the same, except I adore the imported tuna in evoo..Had some last night and finished it off this afternoon...Yummy right out of the can, but outstanding with just a touch of mayo.. a nice leaf of lettuce on a french roll, I also love it on dark sunflower bread from Cost Plus.I have some pickle on the side along with some melon and a cold glass of tea.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:55 PM   #10
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Subway Tuna Recipe, according to an old friend who owns a couple:
Industrial strength can of tuna
Industrial strength container of Mayonnaise

That's all. I was amazed! No garlic, no seasonings....

Yum.

When at home, mine is similar to the above; I like dill pickle in mine.
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