Kitty-Free Tuna Salad

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Monica H

By
@MonisiaH

I'm a sucker for giving my kitty tastes from my food. She got a bit of tuna (before the additions to it!) but the rest is NOT for her! I start with a little salt and pepper, because I feel tuna soaks it and projects it so much after it has chilled, that a lot of salt and pepper is not needed in the beginning. After you have chilled it, taste it, and add more S&P if you need to.
I also don't like soggy tuna salad. Only 1/2 cup of mayo to this ratio of tuna is great, I think, because it doesn't run all over the place, isn't sloshy, and holds up well to dipping chips or crackers into it.

Rating:
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Comments:
Serves:
5-6
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

24 oz
tuna, packed in water
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1/2 c
mayonnaise
1/2 c
carrots, chopped
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1/4
red onion, diced
3 Tbsp
basil, fresh, chopped
1 Tbsp
dill, fresh, chopped
5
cherry tomatoes (about a handful)
1 tsp
grated lemon zest

Step-By-Step

1Drain the tuna VERY WELL. Any excess moisture will cause your salad to become soggy and tuna water sloshing around at the bottom of a tuna salad bowl is gross.
2Mix salt and pepper with the tuna. Set aside.
3Dice basil and all veggies except tomatoes. Add them to tuna. Mix.
4Add mayo. Mix.
5Finally slice up tomatoes and mix into tuna.
6Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
7Grate lemon zest on top prior to serving. Enjoy!

About Kitty-Free Tuna Salad

Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy