Tuna and Tomato Salad

Alicia .

By
@Shezzyla

A few friends and I are tying to cut back on our carb intake, but we all LOVE tuna salad sandwiches.

Ages ago at Stumpknocker's in Inverness, FL I remember having a tuna salad dish served on a few leaves of lettuce and a slice of tomato.

This is made with that in mind. We loved it!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Ingredients

TUNA

3-4 can(s)
albacore tuna in water, drained well (reserve liquid)
1
stalk celery, diced
1/2 medium
onion, diced
5-6 Tbsp
sweet relish (adjust amount to taste)
1/2 medium
bell pepper, diced
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp
dijon mustard (optional)
3-5 Tbsp
mayonnaise (to your taste)
1 tsp
lemon juice
1/4 tsp
celery salt
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional, to your taste)

SALAD INGREDIENTS (OPTIONAL, BE CREATIVE!!)

8
romaine lettuce leaves
or
1 pkg
baby spinach leaves
3 large
tomatoes
3-4
hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
1 1/2
bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1
avocado, sliced
1
sliced cucumber
few oz
crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper (to taste)
drizzle
balsamic vinegar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice; set aside.

Drain water from tuna and reserve. Flake tuna into a medium mixing bowl.

Add diced celery, onion, bell pepper, parsley and relish. Stir to mix well.

Add mayonnaise mix a little at a time to reach your desired amount of wetness. I only use a little bit of the mix and if it is still not moist enough add a teaspoon or two of the reserved liquid. (My cats wait pretty anxiously at this point to see what they get, lol)

Add spices and mix well. Taste for salt and pepper before adding extra.
2
On individual serving plates lay out 2 leaves of lettuce (or a handful of spinach) and 3-5 slices of tomato so they tomato make a "dish" in the center, OR cut into wedges and arrange so there is a well in the middle to scoop tuna.

Carefully drizzle a small amount of balsamic vinegar over the tomato and lettuce.

Scoop tuna to top the tomato.

Add sliced bell pepper, cucumber, avocado slices and hard boiled egg to the side.

Sprinkle a small amount of feta on the side or over tuna.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads