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Old 02-02-2007, 11:58 AM   #11
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How about adding some sour cream and a bit of lemon juice? That would be tasty. Plain yogurt might work, too.

And, yep, even my house brand of salad dressing (read that Miracle Whip) includes egg yolks in the list of ingredients.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:01 PM   #12
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I have a problem with consuming products with eggs as one of its ingredients, which means no mayo. What could I substitute for mayo or, rather, how could I avoid having to eat a dry tuna melt/sandwich?
Welcome to DC, Easton. One suggestion is adding a bit of Ranch or Blue cheese dressing in place of mayo (but check the ingredients on the label). I am a tuna purist, and buy the tuna in water and add very little to 'the mix.' Since it's a tuna melt, doubt you would miss the mayo. The cheese will make the tuna sammich creamy & add flavor.

My fave tuna sammich is - a whole can of solid white tuna in water (drained), basil leaves, sliced roma tomatoes, chopped onions, s&p, slices of provalone or fresh grated Parm or mozzarella cheese, on french/italian bread loaf - sprinkle with a little red wine vinegar or evoo -- my version of a tuna caprese sandwich. If you want it melty, just pop under thr broiler or in the oven for a few.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:22 PM   #13
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Kraft Products do tend to have a unique flavor present in most of their products. Ever eat a Kraft cheese sandwich with Miracle Whip dressing? They almost taste identical when put together.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:21 PM   #14
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I can't eat mayo either. I love urmaniac13's suggestion. That is one way I love to do it.

Another way I like it is with just a splash of lemon juice. When I was young I used to take a large piece of lettuce and put on some tuna, a little salt and pepper, and a little lemon juice. I would roll it up and eat just like that.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:05 PM   #15
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You mentioned "tuna melt" in your post. If this is what you are trying to make then definitely try the evoo route. The cheese should help it not be dry also.

JDP and urmaniac have some great ideas - I have copied and saved both of those! LOVE the cilantro! JDP - it sounds like you could add a bit of panko, an egg white, and make a tuna versus salmon patty.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:18 PM   #16
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the sandwich shops around my place of work sell three kinds of tuna salad: regular, with mayo and diced celery; italian, with olive oil, diced sweet peppers and olives; and mexican, with oil (i'm not sure of the kind),and diced jalapenos and onions.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:28 PM   #17
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some low fat yogurt would give you the needed moisture...
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I like adding balsamic vinegar to tuna. Looks like you've recieved some good suggestions!
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As ChefJune and Katie E have mentioned, you can use yoghurt. At the same time, you can add chopped onion, celery, salt and pepper to your tuna.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:50 PM   #20
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Yes - yogurt. Completely forgot about that. My husband uses yogurt as a sub for mayo in virtually everything.
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