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Mar 31, 2009 05:32 PM

Tuna Salad...But I have no relish?

Yep, that's it. I wanna make tuna salad, but i have no relish, and just tuna and mayo is kinda bland. Any ideas?

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  1. How about some chopped pickles. A little onion, and my favorite garlic. Love garlic with tuna.

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    1. re: catrn

      is this crazy to think about hot sauce? think that would blend well? lol

    2. Pickle
      onion or shallot
      hot sauce
      a little lemon juice
      mustard, just a dash
      parsley ...

      I also like tuna, no mayo ... vinaigrette, parsley, onion garlic, tomato slices

      1. I like tuna mixed with a balsamic, chopped celery, dijon, and a tiny bit of l lowfat mayo

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        1. re: cheesecake17

          Forgot celery, yes, absolutely cheese. Definitely great with tuna

        2. chopped celery, chopped onion, mustard, hard-cooked egg, or capers could all go in there.

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          1. re: hotoynoodle

            Capers are good I like them, some don't, egg I have done but not always, I'm either way on that. Capers in anything are good, :)

          2. lemon juice, and/or a splash of sherry or balsamic vinegar...then chop & fold in capers, shallot or red onion, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh flat-leaf parsley for a tasty Mediterranean tuna salad. you can even toss in some chopped black olives if you like them.

            curried tuna salad is another favorite - Madras curry powder, yogurt, apple cider vinegar, chopped or shredded Granny Smith apple, currants (or raisins if you prefer), and a pinch of cayenne or a dab of chili-garlic sauce (Sriracha or Sambal Oelek) if you like it spicy.

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            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Ooohhh, the Mediteranean tuna sounds awesome. I will definately try that.

              1. re: catrn

                one of my favorites. it's best if you use high-quality oil-packed tuna...or if you use regular tuna packed in water, add a little good olive oil.

                1. re: catrn

                  I almost never do the mayo/relish tuna salad since I discovered how much I like this. Tuna, capers and/or olives (if you've got tapenade, a good dollop is the easy way out), shallots, and a splash of white wine vinaigrette or lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil with whatever herbs you've got lying around. I also like some white beans in there if it's being served on greens instead of bread. Or a little feta, if you're into that sort of thing.

                  1. re: Wahooty

                    Thanks for the advice. I would love to get away from tuna and mayo, This sounds like a great way to enjoy my tuna! And who doesn't like feta.

                2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  Curried Tuna Salad is great, and amazing how well kids like it. Definately the apples and raisins work well in this, I did not add the vinegar. We did , however, use half yogurt and half mayo (and a tad of dijon) We sold pounds of this on a daily basis at the gourmet food shop I managed.