Zesty Albacore White Tuna Salad Fused with A Distinctive Crunch! ~ By Bonnie Banters

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Approx. 2 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 large hard-boiled egg*
  • 1 5-oz. can albacore solid white tuna in water, drained (for value and flavor, I use Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 TB chopped green onion, green top and white bottom
  • Table salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 TB mayonnaise (I use Hellmann's Light)
  • 2 TB wasabi green peas (aah, and there it is!)

*Tip

Here's a good method for boiling eggs that I learned in catering school:

  1. Place the egg(s) in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  
  2. Turn the heat off, place a lid on the pan and leave on the burner for 15 minutes (for large eggs). 
  3. Remove from the burner, take off the lid and drain the water from the pan.  Cover with cold water and let rest until cooled.  
  4. Boiled eggs may be refrigerated up to a week...I prefer leaving in the shell.  (To avoid odors from other items, place in a plastic container or bag.)

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Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mash the egg with a fork and season to taste with the salt and pepper. 
  2. Flake the drained tuna with a fork and, along with the green onion, mix with the egg.
  3. Add additional salt and pepper to taste and stir in the mayonnaise. 
  4. To keep the peas crunchy, stir them in right before you serve the salad.

Suggested Serving Methods

  • Scoop in an peeled avocado half over a bed of lettuce with your favorite crackers (as in the above photo).
  • Enjoy cold on whole-grain traditional sandwich bread, or in a wrap or pocket sandwich, with or without avocado...or have hot as a tuna melt with Jack, Provolone or your favorite cheese.  (I'm very fond of Toufayan Bakeries Smart Pockets, available in a variety of flavors...I like this tuna salad in their "Everything" sandwich pockets.)
  • Serve as an appetizer or snack:  Place a piece of deli-sliced cheese on a cracker and top with a little scoop of the tuna salad.

You'll love this versatile and simple, yet unordinary, crunchy tuna salad for lunch, dinner, snack or as an appetizer, any time of the year!

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