Tuna Salad 2 Ways: A Classic for the Kids and a Twist for You
Remember tuna salad from when you were growing up? Or if you're like me, remember tuna salad from lunch 20 minutes ago? I have to tell you: I still absolutely dig me a good tuna salad. The kind I've been making for sixish years now isn't just your (yawn) boring ol' canned tuna mixed with mustard and mayo. Oh, no, pigeons. This adult version's rocking stilettos and a hot-pink wig!
Actually, that sounds awful.
But before we get to the adult version, I've also included a cool, classic variant for your kiddies. I kept the binder pretty neutral, but instead of mayo, I swirled in a bit of Greek yogurt to lighten it up a bit. They won't know the difference. Tell them elves made it. It's also loaded with a hint of mustard, and fresh celery and apple, which I feel like all kids like, right? Again, just tell them elves made it. And ignore how many commas were in that sentence.
Now for the deluxe version. Again boasting a touch of Greek yogurt, it's also laced with fresh lemon juice and curry powder — what? I also threw in some chopped almonds, fresh parsley, a bunch of red grapes and minced celery to boost the antioxidants. But I took out the stilettos and hot-pink wig because that was weirding me out.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mustard and lemon juice. To the bowl add the tuna, minced celery, chopped apple, and the salt and pepper. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
Refrigerate until ready to eat, or serve immediately on crackers or toast.
2 split and lightly toasted croissants or your favorite sandwich bread
In a large bowl whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice and curry powder. To the bowl add the tuna, celery, halved grapes, chopped almonds, parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
Refrigerate until ready to eat, or serve immediately on toasted croissant halves.
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