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Tuna is an incredibly versatile yet totally polarizing fish. There aren’t many other meats that can be served raw in five star restaurants and included with crackers in a child’s packed lunch. Tuna is a picnic and sandwich staple, yet it’s jokingly forbidden from planes and networking functions.
People generally feel one of three ways about tuna salad. They either really love it, completely hate it, or feel indifferent to it, finding it interchangeable with similar salads of chicken or egg. I was always on the latter end… until I found this recipe.
I’m here to shift that indifference and move the meter all the way over to tuna salad love. If you’re like my best friend Emily, you’ll love this tuna salad so much it will change your life! (Her words, not mine, lol)
I will give you a small warning though, this tuna salad is not subtle by any means. I would not recommend it before a first date, a job interview, or any sort of function that involves making a good impression with your breath. You can, however, serve it to guests and be funky together. It’s a bonding experience!
This recipe is adapted from Ultimate Tuna Melts by Ina Garten. My version would be fantastic with bread and cheese, but I don’t find those necessary to enjoy it!
10 to 12oz of canned tuna (about 2 regular cans or 1 large can)
3 green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon anchovy paste (this is NOT optional!)
salt and pepper to taste
Add your canned tuna to a bowl and separate any chunks with a fork. Add in your green onions and dill, then mix in lemon juice, mayo, and anchovy paste. Top with a generous amount of cracked pepper and your preferred amount of salt.
Serve with crackers, in a salad, wrap with lettuce & tomato, or put it on toast with cheese! Bon Appétit!
PS: next week, we’re getting ready for fall 🍂🎃
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