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Brown Bagging? Try A New Take On Tuna

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David says dad’s tuna salad sandwiches are good, but with mom’s, you can feel the love! So I’m sharing how I put the “love” in every bite. Canned tuna is the go-to sandwich filling in our house because it’s convenient and versatile. While the fillings below are meant for sandwiches, you could spread them on crackers for a quick snack or appetizer, or spoon some on dressed salad greens for a main dish salad.
Ingredients
For recipe 1 curried tuna with apples and almonds
  Solid tuna in olive oil 7 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Mayonnaise 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Curry powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Diced apple 3 Tablespoon
  Chopped toasted almonds 2 Tablespoon
  Raisins 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Sliced green onion 2 Tablespoon
For recipe 2 mediterranean style tuna
  Finely minced garlic 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Capers 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Minced sweet onion 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped olives 2 Tablespoon (Kalamata / Other Olives)
  Sun dried tomatoes in olive oil 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Recipe 1 - Curried Tuna with Apples and Almonds
Scoop tuna out into a medium bowl and flake with a fork. Mix in enough mayonnaise to make a spreadable consistency. Stir in curry powder. Add apple, almonds, raisins and onion and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Makes about 1 1/2 cups filling.

Recipe 2 - Mediterranean Style Tuna
Scoop tuna out into a medium bowl and flake with a fork. Mix in enough mayonnaise to make a spreadable consistency. Stir in garlic, capers and onion. Add olives, tomatoes and parsley and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Makes about 1 1/2 cups filling.

Change up the bread for greater variety. Naan, pita, bagels, baguettes, flour tortillas, sourdough, whole wheat bread, rolls…so many delicious possibilities!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Tuna
Interest: 
Everyday, Quick
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes

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