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Go Heathy With These Fantastic Tuna Salad Recipes
Tuna is probably the most versatile type of seafood. It is a healthy substitute for meat. It has a distinct taste that makes it perfect for salads as well as sandwich dressing. Like chicken, tuna's taste is not strong so as to contrast with the taste of all the other ingredients that it mixes with. Below are some interesting takes on the good old tuna salad.
Gourmet Tuna Salad
1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained
1.In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, green onions, celery, green olives, capers and almonds.
2.In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream and the Worcestershire sauce. Blend together dressing and tuna mixture.
3.Serve on bed of lettuce or your choice of fresh bread as a tuna salad sandwich.
TUNA SALAD RECIPE
2 large tomatoes, cut in quarters
Arrange tomato quarters on a salad serving platter; place pepper strips and onion rings in center. Drain oil from tuna into a small jar; flake tuna and arrange in center of platter. Make salad dressing: add olive oil, wine vinegar, minced garlic, salt, pepper and dry mustard to tuna oil in jar.
Seal tightly and shake vigorously to blend. Sprinkle over tuna salad platter. Sprinkle chopped olives over the salad. Tuna salad serves 3 to 4.
TUNA SALAD WITH MELON RINGS
1 large honeydew melon
Peel honeydew melon; cut into circles about one inch thick. Remove seeds and place on beds of lettuce. Mix tuna, mayonnaise, and celery, thyme and pepper. Spoon into centers of honeydew circles. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley. Tuna salad recipe serves 6.
CRUNCHY TUNA SALAD WITH GREEN BEANS
2 packages (10 ounces each, or 3 cups total) frozen cut green beans
Cook green beans according to package directions; drain and let cool. Combine cooled green beans, tuna, celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice, soy sauce, and garlic powder; toss to mix well.
Chill salad thoroughly. Just before serving tuna salad, stir in chow mein noodles. Serve tuna salad on salad greens. Tuna salad serves four to six.
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