KatyTheChickenLady on Tuna Salad :)

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Here are my Tuna Salad recipes to which I refferenced on my meal planning and budgeting thread please enjoy and feel free to add to the thread.

    These were all created by me over time with an emphasis on keeping the ingredients and taste as different from each of them as possible.

    Katy’s Tuna Salad Recipes
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    Katy’s Sun Valley Tuna
    2 cans of Tuna - drained
    Juice of 1 lemon
    ¼ cup sliced pickled jalapeños – diced
    ½ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves – slivered
    Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt – to taste
    Mayonnaise – scant 1 teaspoon per can of tuna
    Mix it all together and let sit and chill for a couple of hours. This is best served on a slightly toasted bagel, spread thick with cream cheese, and then topped with tuna, also pretty on crackers as an appetizer.

    Katy’s Tuscan Tuna
    2 cans of Tuna – drained
    Balsamic Vinegar
    One can of Small White Beans – drained & rinsed
    5 green onions -sliced thin
    1 fresh garlic clove – diced
    1 cup Parmesan cheese - shredded
    Olive oil
    Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt
    VERY generously drizzle Balsamic Vinegar over tuna. Set aside.
    In separate bowl, toss beans, onion, and garlic with enough olive oil to coat well. Salt to taste and then toss with Parmesan cheese. Gently mix in tuna. Chill for a couple of hours.

    Katy’s Japonaise Tuna
    2 cans of Tuna – Drained
    2/3 cup Mayonnaise
    ½ cup Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
    3 Tablespoons white sugar
    Jane’s Crazy Mixed up salt – to taste
    ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro – chopped
    5 green onions – sliced thin
    2 cups shredded cabbage (the kind for slaw – broccoli slaw works great in this too)
    1 cup carrots – matchstick shred
    Whisk together mayo, vinegar and sugar, salt to taste. Stir in Cilantro and Onions, then toss with cabbage and carrots. Mix in Tuna and chill for several hours. Serve it on nice thick, slightly toasted, whole wheat bread.

    Katy’s Tuna Meister
    2 cans of Tuna – drained
    ½ cup Inglehoffer Dark Stone Ground Mustard
    ½ fresh White Onion -finely diced
    ½ fresh Sweet Red Bell Pepper – finely diced
    Mayonnaise – one tablespoon per can of tuna
    Mix it all together and chill, this is great on dark bread.

    Katy’s Cool Cool Summer Tuna
    2 cans of Tuna – drained
    1 fresh medium cucumber – diced small
    ½ white onion – diced small
    2 tablespoons fresh mint – chopped small
    3 Tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon white sugar
    Mix everything but tuna and chill for several hours. Then stir in Tuna and serve in cantaloupe bowls.

    Grandma’s Tuna
    2 cans of tuna – Drained
    3 hardboiled eggs – sliced
    ½ white onion – diced small
    Jane’s Crazy Mixed up Salt – to taste
    Mayonnaise – lots
    Mix everything together and serve on white bread toast with sliced dill pickles. Or, if you prefer mix the pickle relish in with the tuna mixture.

    Katy’s Tooti Fruity Tuna
    2 Cans of Tuna – drained
    ½ green apple – diced
    ½ cup Craisens
    1 small shallot – diced
    1 lemon- juiced
    Jane’s Crazy Mixed up Salt – to taste
    Mayonnaise
    Horseradish - to taste
    Mix it all together and chill, serve on good whole grain bread.
     
  2. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are awesome thank you so much for keeping this going. I am loving it and your teaching me so much.
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where is you other thread on meal planning? These look great! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yum! [​IMG]

    If anyone likes deviled eggs..another good thing to do with tuna is add it to the deviled egg mixture.
     
  5. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Katy, ever try making tuna salad like a chicken waldorf salad? I have not tried it, just wondered....the cabbage would sure stretch it.
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    My kids love tuna mixed with mayo - or cottage cheese! no fancy here [​IMG]
     
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    my kids dont like mayo in tuna (just egg salad) so i mix the tuna with salsa they love it
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    redhen - what a great way to get kids to eat it! I would call them fish eggs just to have fun with it [​IMG]

    steffpeck - the meal planning thread is right on this page along with the bean night one . . . did you find them?
    tammytx - my Japonaise recipe has cabbage in it or sometimes I use the shredded brocoli slaw instead - my family loves this and yes it stretches it a lot!
    wildsky - try the tuscan tuna on your kids, its my little boys favorite, make it the night before (and leave out the garlic) so the flavors blend. . . . cottage cheese is an interesting blend!

    mjsdhs - mine don't really like to much mayo either most of my recipes only use about a teaspoon just to hold it together. If yours are up to strong flavors like salsa try the tuna meister on them; it is so good - you may have to leave out the bell pepper and onion depending on their tastes but mine love the grainy mustard and no mayo.
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:I will do - my kids love tuna, I'vejust never tried anything other than the two mixes, my kids don't like anything that looks like it might perhaps pass as a salad! [​IMG]
     
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  10. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I think my Tuna Meister recipe, stuffed in eggs like redhen suggested ,would be awesome for little kids too.
     

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