The Weekend Gourmet: Not Your Mama's Tuna Salad...and the Winner of the Ayala's Herbal Water Giveaway! F

Friday, March 25, 2011

Not Your Mama's Tuna Salad...and the Winner of the Ayala's Herbal Water Giveaway!

The winner of this week's giveaway for a six-bottle sampler pack of Ayala's Herbal Water, per the random number generator, is:

#14 - Leslie

Congrats...enjoy the water, and let me know which flavor is your favorite!!

I freely admit that I didn't grow up eating tuna salad. In fact, until a few years ago? It was relegated to my least-liked foods list. Then I discovered mild albacore tuna packed in water and changed my tune a bit. Since then, I'm always on the lookout for tasty tuna salad recipes. This week I found one that's a keeper...delicious, and a little bit different. Nary a pickle or hard-boiled egg is in sight. It's perfect for packing in a work or school lunch...because a gal can only eat so many filet 'o fish sandwiches during Lent without her pants getting snug ;)!

I received a loaf of Nature's Pride Hearty Wheat With Flax bread this week as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program. This bread contains flax seeds (a great source of Omega 3-ALA), olive oil, and 22 whole grains. Each slice contains 100 calories + 3 grams of healthy fiber. The fact that it also tastes great is an added bonus! I decided to pair this yummy bread with my tuna salad for a healthy and delicious sandwich.

Not Your Mama's Tuna Salad
adapted from Whole Foods Recipes

Step 1:  To make the tuna salad, combine the following ingredients in a mixing bowl: 12-ounce can albacore tuna (water drained), 6-ounce container fat-free Greek yogurt, zest and juice of one lemon, 1/3 cup golden raisins, 1/2 cup finely diced celery, 2 sliced green onions, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp. curry powder, and 1 tbs. chopped fresh dill.

Note: A little fresh dill goes a long way...if you're not a huge fan of dill, I strongly suggest reducing the amount by half.


Step 2:  Stir well to combine all the ingredients. Spoon the tuna salad into a container and chill for at least an over. If you have time, overnight is best to fully develop all the flavors.


You can serve this tasty tuna salad over salad greens, spread on crackers, or as a delicious sandwich. I lightly toasted some of the Hearty Wheat With Flax bread, spread it with a bit of light mayo, added some lettuce and tomato, and a scoop of the tuna salad. 


This tuna salad is a nice collection of flavors, and I like that there's just enough yogurt to bind the ingredients without making it gloopy. The curry flavor is the perfect flavor in the background, and the golden raisins are a sweet surprise.

13 comments:

  1. I like those raisins in salad.. I think it really should taste great. Im saving it :)

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  2. I just love trying new tuna salad recipes...yours looks wonderful...especially on nice, hearty bread. Thanks, Wendy :)

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  3. We love tuna salad, so i'm trying this recipe, asap. I love the addition of the greek yougurt.
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Harmonious combination of ingredients!
    LL

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  5. I eat tuna salad quite frequently for lunch, but mine is never that fancy. What a great flavor combination. Thanks for sharing :o) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Thanks...this tuna salad has a great combo of flavors going on! I think that some chopped slivered almonds would have been a nice addition...maybe next time! The dill flavor is quite pronounced, so go easy on it if you're not a fan...stressing that twice as a full tbs. was almost too much for me!

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  7. Your Tuna salad sounds delightful! Love that mouthwatering sandwich!

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  8. Tuna salad is a favorite of mine and this is a little different. I have never even thought of using Greek yogurt in tuna salad and I keep it all the time. I also like the addition of the curry since I also love curry. I will be trying this recipe this week.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  9. Looks tasty! I love tuna salad. I am always coming up with new ways to make it. I always substitute half of the mayo with Greek yogurt in my recipes. I will have to check out that bread the next time I go to the store. By the way, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. To answer your question, I live up in the Dallas area.

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  10. Never had nor have I heard of raisins in tuna salad but it sounds ingenious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks YUMMY!

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  11. I love tuna salad and have never made it with greek yogurt but I will try soon! Yum ♥- K

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  12. Yummy tuna salad! I like adding yogurt to mine as well it ads a little tang and I love the curry!

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  13. Great blend of flavors! I am going to have to give this a try. I just signed up to follow your blog and I look forward to seeing more of your creative recipes!

    Have a great weekend!
    Linda

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