Saturday, April 7, 2012

40 Meatless Meals: The Best Tuna Salad

Our Holy Saturday meals are usually light and simple. It's a day of quiet anticipation; any big productions in the kitchen are strictly for post-Vigil celebration. With that in mind, I offer a riff on the humble tuna salad sandwich. This version is tweaked for an excellent flavor, but still requires very little effort to pull together.

Makes four sandwiches.
  • 3 5-ounce cans solid white albacore tuna
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ c plus 2 T mayonnaise
  • 1 celery rib, chopped fine
Microwave onion and oil in a small bowl until onion begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place tuna in a mesh strainer and press dry with paper towels. Transfer to medium bowl and flake with a fork. Combine onion mixture, juice, salt, pepper, and sugar with tuna; let marinate 10 minutes. Stir mayonnaise and celery into tuna mixture.

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