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Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

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The best tuna salad ever

Okay, now I know that sounds like I’m bragging, but I have been told by many people that my tuna salad is the best they have ever eaten. And I have been asked to post this recipe more than once. Pepé wanted to post something else, but last I checked, I’m still in charge so here we go. 

Easy on the mayo please

I’ve never liked tuna salad made by anyone other than my mother or myself. Everyone seems to put so much mayo in it that it’s more like a mayo sandwich with some tuna flavoring. My mother used to put chopped sweet pickles in tuna salad, but my hubby is not a fan of that, so I gave up trying to convert him. If you really like pickles (sweet or dill), then by all means, add them.  Sometimes I add avocados in place of hard boiled eggs. Whether going on a picnic, having a snack or taking your lunch to work, this light and healthy tuna salad easy and delicious. Use it for a sandwich, top it on a cracker or a bell pepper slice, wrap it in a tortilla, or wrap it in a lettuce leaf. 

Chop hard boiled eggs in a large bowl.  Drain one can of tuna, but not the other (only if your using WildPlanet brand tuna). WildPlanet tuna is not packed in water or oil, the liquid is just part of the fish.

Break up the tuna and add it along with all the other ingredients and stir until it’s mixed. Do not stir until it’s mush. It should be somewhat chunky and not goopy. 

 I like it on a croissant or place some on a piece of multi-grain bread, top it with a slice of your favorite cheese and toast it and another piece of bread open faced in a toaster oven. Assemble and rejoice in the pleasure of the best tuna sandwich you’ve ever eaten.

Best tuna salad with crackers

Other options are to put it onto your favorite buttery cracker for a light snack or wrap it in a tortilla or lettuce leaf.

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Whether going on a picnic or taking your lunch to work, this tuna salad is light and healthy with just a few ingredients. Use it for a sandwich, top it on a cracker or a bell pepper slice, wrap it in a tortilla, or wrap it in a lettuce leaf.
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Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 10 Ounces WildPlanet Wild Albacore Tuna (drain one can)
  • 2 Large Eggs (chopped)
  • 1 Cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3/4 Cup Celery (chopped) (you can use some of the leaves too)
  • 1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (or 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried parsley)
  • 5 Tablespoons Mayo (I like Dukes because they don't add sugar)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 10 Ounces WildPlanet Wild Albacore Tuna (drain one can)
  • 2 Large Eggs (chopped)
  • 1 Cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3/4 Cup Celery (chopped) (you can use some of the leaves too)
  • 1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (or 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried parsley)
  • 5 Tablespoons Mayo (I like Dukes because they don't add sugar)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
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Instructions
  1. Chop hard boiled eggs in a large bowl. Drain one can of tuna, but not the other (only if your using WildPlanet brand tuna). WildPlanet tuna is not packed in water or oil, the liquid is just part of the fish. If you're using some other brand and it's packed in oil or water, do not use that liquid. Don't panic, It will still taste fine without it.
  2. Break up the tuna and add it along with all the other ingredients and stir until it's mixed. Do not stir until it's mush. It should be somewhat chunky and not goopy.
  3. I like it on a croissant or place some on a piece of multi-grain bread, top it with a slice of your favorite cheese and toast it and another piece of bread open faced in a toaster oven. Assemble and rejoice in the pleasure of the best tuna sandwich you've ever eaten. Other options are to put it onto your favorite buttery cracker for a light snack or wrap it in a tortilla or lettuce leaf.
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