Best Tuna Salad Secret Ingredient ~when I was a kid we had tuna alot. It was what we could afford at the middle to end of a pay period and my mom was good at coming up with ideas. (In those days teachers didn’t make much money then either.) Anyone remember Creamed Tuna on Toast? You know, the butter, milk, flour and tuna mix warmed in a pot and sevred over a piece of toast? How frugal is that? It was widely known as S**t on a Shingle. I kid you not. I hated it since my mom wasn’t as good a cook as she was a reader. It was always lumpy with bits of flour bursting through the sauce.
Anyway, we also had Tuna Salad on a piece of toast. Mom made it with Kraft Sandwich Spread, grated cubes of hard boiled egg and chunks of celery. The spread was full of unhealthy ingredients. It had bits of sweet pickle and blended paprika and red pepper that made it pink. When I see that spread in the store I always think of mom. LOL. She made the toast while I made the tuna. Sad to say my family prefers mayonaisse and a bit of celery. Once in a while I will buy a small jar and make my own sandwich.
For you ingredient counting cooks out there here are some facts about tuna I used when I did a sponsored post back in 2014.
As far as quick, muscle-building meals go, it’s tough to best tuna fish salad. Six ounces of canned tuna, packed in water, contain 40 grams of protein for about 220 calories. Add a large hardboiled egg and you’ve contributed 6 more grams of protein for 78 calories. A little mayo will up the creaminess, but still keep you under a 500-calorie meal—all while providing a powerhouse of workout recovery fuel. The strong taste of tuna is great for carrying add-ins, too. Grated carrots, sesame seeds, cilantro, lime juice, Sriracha, onion—most ingredients only enhance the flavor of the fish. The sweet heat of pickled jalapeno juice gives tuna fish salad a bite and a burn. Plus, combined with mayo, the juice helps make the mixture creamier without having to pile in more calories.
Best Tuna Salad Secret Ingredient
- 4 Tbs Kraft Miracle Whip or light Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
- 1 stalk cleaned and chopped celery
- 1 Tbs chopped sweet onion
- 3 diced hard boiled eggs
- 2 Tbs drained sweet pickle relish
- 1 grilled pita
- 6 outer lettuce leaves iceberg or romaine
- 2 sliced tomatoes
- 1 6 oz can tuna paked in water drained
- In a medium bowl, mix together miracle whip, celery, onion, eggs, relish,
- and tuna until well blended.
- Serve with warm pita, lettuce and tomato.