2 six ounce cans tuna fish packed in water
1/3 C mayonnaise
1/2 apple unpeeled, small dice
1-2 T sweet or red onion, small dice
1-2 T dill pickle juice
2 small dill pickles, small dice
Salt and pepper
- Place the eggs in a small sauce pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. When the water starts boiling, turn the heat off and cover. Allow to sit for 10-11 minutes.
- After 10-11 minutes drain the eggs and immediately immerse into an ice water bath for several minutes. Peel, dice and set aside.
- In a medium bowl add the onion, pickles, apple and pickle juice. Mix well.
- Drain the tuna thoroughly, then flake into the bowl of vegetables/fruit. Mix well.
- Add the egg, mayonnaise and salt/pepper to taste.
This post is the second tuna fish posting of the day. I lost the first one. Honest. So in a fit of anger I went to the kitchen to make tuna fish. I screwed it up. The eggs didn’t cook completely. It was only then that I realized I had written wrong directions on how to fix the eggs in my first post. Divine intervention I guess.
I never ate tuna fish with apples in it before I got married. Now I can’t eat tuna fish without apples in it. If I’m out of apples, I don’t make tuna fish. I never understood that a good tuna salad had more tuna than mayonnaise. During my college years The Truck would show up on College Avenue around 11 pm. I loved their tuna subs at 2 or 3 in the morning. The Truck’s tuna salad was always the cheaper light chunk tuna in oil with a lot of mayonnaise. The ratio was probably 2 parts mayo to 1 part tuna. On a 12 inch white french loaf. It was like eating a tuna flavored mayonnaise sandwich. No wonder I topped the scales at 370 pounds, but I digress.
So I’m making two more eggs and I ask my lovely wife of too many years,
“Is this your recipe?”
“No, it was my Dad’s recipe.”
“But your Dad couldn’t cook. He couldn’t even make coffee!”
“He could make tuna salad.”
Thanks Jack. Great tuna salad recipe.
Mayonnaise should be to taste. Use only as much as you like. Or for a low calorie version, substitute plain low fat yogurt (at your own risk). I’ve used yogurt in the past and I prefer mayo. Do not use Miracle Whip. I hate Miracle Whip. Add parsley if you’re inclined to do so. Garlic powder adds a nice touch. Also try curry powder or chili powder for a nice change of pace.
But don’t use Miracle Whip.
I love Ree Drummond. Never met her. Never mind the fact I’m married. I love Ree Drummond. I love Ree because every recipe of hers I’ve tried is awesome. This Greek Salad recipe is all Ree. It is reproduced in its awesome entirity and I’ve given credit to this Goddess via the link below.
We had the usual gang over for pizza one night. Everyone asks “What can I bring?”. So for one of our couple friends we said “Salad”.
They brought this salad over to have with pizza.
Since that fateful day, we’ve made this salad several times. One time we put chicken on top of it. Dinner. Done. Delicious.
Greek Salad | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond.
- 1 head Romaine Lettuce, Chopped
- 4 whole Ripe Tomatoes, Cut Into Six Wedges Each, Then Each Wedge Cut In Half
- 1 whole (large) Cucumber, Peeled, Cut Into Fourths Lengthwise, And Diced Into Large Chunks
- ½ whole Red Onion, Sliced Very Thin
- 30 whole Pitted Kalamata Olives, Cut In Half Lengthwise
- 6 ounces, weight Crumbled Feta Cheese
- Fresh Parsley, Roughly Chopped
- ¼ cups Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Sugar (more To Taste)
- 1 clove Garlic, Minced
- 6 whole Kalamata Olives (extra), Chopped Fine
- ¼ teaspoons Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 whole Lemon, For Squeezing
Add chopped lettuce, tomato wedges, cucumber chunks, onion
slices, halved Kalamata olives, half the feta, and parsley to a large
Combine olive oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, and chopped
olives in a bowl. Whisk together until combined. Taste and adjust
seasonings (I almost always add a little sugar.)
Pour dressing over salad ingredients, then add salt and pepper. Toss
with tongs or clean hands. Just before serving, top with additional feta
and squeeze a little lemon juice over the top.
via Greek Salad | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond.
1 C canola oil
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c ketchup
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1 c chopped sweet onion
Mix the above ingredients together to make the dressing.
3 hard boiled eggs
1 can water chestnuts (optional)
6 strips bacon fried and crumbled ( NOT optional)
1 lb bagged spinach, baby and organic (if you can find it)
Toss the above ingredients together and pour the dressing over and mix
The date stamp on the electronic file for this recipe was 2007. Friends of ours across the street served this salad one night and we thought the spinach salad was the best we had tasted. This simple salad is a staple in our home for five years according to the date stamp
A couple of weeks ago we were at the same friend’s house for a rousing Friday evening of cards. I said we’ll bring dinner. We bought some prepared potato and corn salads, spinach salad, and one carved up rotisserie chicken. The reaction was somewhat surprising:
“We’ve never put chicken on this spinach salad before.”
And another simple supper recipe is born.
Rotisserie Chicken Salad
One fully cooked rotisserie chicken
One bag salad
- Carve the chicken off the bones. Set aside.
- Open one bag of salad into a large serving bowl.
- Add sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, etc.
- Arrange the chicken on top.
- Serve with your favorite bottled salad dressing.
It’s been an interesting week. I really didn’t cook that much. When it’s hot outside, you don’t feel like cooking and you just want something light. With this recipe I’m starting two new Tags:
- One Rotisserie Chicken 50 Meals and
- Super Simple
Every grocery store now sells Rotisserie Chickens. It’s cooked. All you have to do is cut it up. Bagged salads are the greatest food invention since sliced bread. You should always have several different varieties of salad dressing in the house. Add a few chopped fresh vegetables. Grab a loaf of bread, a nice Chardonnay and you have dinner.
Yes, the picture was taken with a cell phone. Super simple like this recipe.