Simply Healthy Family: Totally Loaded Chopped Tuna Salad

6.3.11

Totally Loaded Chopped Tuna Salad





If I could eat a tuna salad every single day I would. It's my idea of a perfect lunch. It's delicious, easy and super healthy, especially when you add a variety of your favorite veggies. According to all of the experts however, I should only eat it once or twice a week at most. For kids, even less and that's chunk 'light' tuna. There are two main kinds of canned tuna: Canned light (chunk light) and canned albacore tuna (solid/chunk white). Stick to the light variety if your a tuna addict like me or if your serving it to the kiddos.

My favorite way to serve tuna is this chopped tuna salad. I throw different things into it depending on what I have on hand. Instead of the usual mayo (my ick factor) I whisk together stone ground mustard, a bit of plain yogurt and a teensie bit of Miso paste if I have any on hand. Trust me. Would I lie to you?

Here are a few excellent tuna side kicks:
  • Celery
  • Radish
  • Green or Kalmata Olives
  • Capers
  • Tomatoes
  • Green or Red onions
  • Sprouts (essential in my opinion)
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Endive
  • Jicama
  • Parsley
  • Stone Ground Mustard
  • Miso (yup, miso. excellent aid in digestion too)
  • Freshly Cracked Pepper
  • Celery Seed
  • Herbamare
  • Lemon juice
What I can't stand in tuna? Most peoples fav's,  Mayo and Pickles.  I'm an odd one, I already warned you about that.

What I have to have with my totally loaded, chopped tuna salad?
Ginger Peach Iced Tea from Republic of China.  So perfect it was just ment to be.


What Do You Like In Your Tuna Salad???









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19 comments:

  1. Yum, I love tuna too, especially with ALL of these mix-ins--all of those different textures and flavors--what a great idea. I also really like the idea of using yogurt instead of mayo--I've never tried that before. Thanks!

    P.S. I really like the new look of your page!

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  2. Tuna is such a great, easy food. I am liking it lately with chopped parsley, a handful of capers, a dash of olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon. Very adult, and very tasty.
    PS I'm so pleased to have found your blog today. I look forward to following it!

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  3. This is one excellent tuna salad! So much flavour, I love it!

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  4. i also dislike mayo and tuna together. I have never tried sprouts before, sounds like a perfect match with the miso paste. I can't wait to try this! Thank you! I'm so glad I came across this blog!

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  5. With all of these mix-ins you make tuna salad fun! I've only had it smothered in mayo and nothing else, which is kind of gross. But I think I need to make your version and re-evaluate the situation!

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  6. Looks so good! I'm adding your blog to my favs, with your permission! Such good stuff!

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  7. Gwen this is super smart. A mix and match idea for recipes. Also, I thought I was the only person on the planet that uses herbamare! Love the stuff.

    Laura

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  8. Thanks for all of the love everyone!
    I hope to inspire some new healthy ideas in people.
    @Rivki Locker, excellent idea will try!
    @Jessica, of course! that would be great! thank you.

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  9. What a great idea...I have never thought of adding miso before, and I'm so eager to try this. Thank you for sharing your words and recipe tonight. I'm drooling. I hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow. Happy Hump Day!

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  10. PS - Just voted! You DO have the best blog - love it!!!

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  11. I love fish and I love tuna salads. Im so going to try it your way:)Sounds lovely. Thanks, sweetie and enjoy your day

    Ps: I’m hosting a charming jewelry GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in:)

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  12. Love this! I've got lots of tuna in my pantry right now - can't wait to try this!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  13. Looks very good and I love that yogurt with mustard instead of mayo, I should try it :)

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  14. Love all of these ideas. I too use yogurt and mustard in place of the mayo (never tried adding miso, though) and love mixing all sorts of things. Sometimes I use chopped apple, almonds, celery, and curry spices.

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  15. Love all the suggestions for add-ins. I have to have tons of sliced green onions and lots of black pepper in my tuna salad.

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  16. What a great idea...I have never thought of adding miso before, and I'm so eager to try this. Thank you for sharing your words and recipe tonight. I'm drooling. I hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow. Happy Hump Day!

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  17. Gwen this is super smart. A mix and match idea for recipes. Also, I thought I was the only person on the planet that uses herbamare! Love the stuff.

    Laura

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  18. Looks so good! I'm adding your blog to my favs, with your permission! Such good stuff!

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