I LOVE a good tuna salad. I love it so much that I have actually figured out the art of making one. I say this because although I’m going to give you a recipe below, I can also give you a formula for making the BEST chicken or tuna salad with whatever you have on hand.
1 Can wild-caught tuna (Wild Planet is my favorite & I get it at Costco)
1/2 Cup chopped celery (super small dice – maybe 1/8 inch)
1/4 Cup chopped Red Onion (super small dice – maybe 1/8 inch)
1 Tablespoon Dijan or yellow mustard
1/4 Cup Guacamole
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Handful of your favorite herb chopped up (Parsley, Cilantro or Dill)
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
Throw everything in a bowl & mix well.
If it’s a bit too dry add some more guac.
Here’s the formula for a perfect Tuna or Chicken Salad:
Here’s what you need –
Lean Meat (chicken or tuna)
A Healthy fat (“clean” mayo or avocado)
Something with a little zing (usually some sort of mustard)
Something with tang (lemon juice, lime juice or apple cider vinegar)
Some crunchy vegetable (celery or water chestnuts)
Onion (red, green onions, shallots or chives)
Something Sweet (Apples, dried cranberries or raisins)
An herb (parsley, cilantro or dill)
You just mix these together in any combination, add some salt to taste & you have a DELICIOUS salad.
One other note, I try to make everything about the same size so you get a good mixture of all the elements of the salad in your mouth. Keep it consistent! It makes a big difference.
I pop mine on top of a bed of greens and enjoy!