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Cranberry tuna salad question

Thanks4Food Jul 26, 2012 01:38 PM

Recently sampled the cranberry tuna salad at Whole Foods and loved it. The guy behind the counter gave me the printout with the ingredients which are: Tuna, dried cranberries, dried onions, lemon juice, salt, sugar, canola mayonnaise.

But those cranberries didn't seem dried to me; that is, I would expect dried cranberries would be chewy like Craisins. These seemed more like fresh cranberries--of which I have a huge quantity in the freezer. I'd like to make it with the fresh/frozen cranberries I have, but do you think that will work? Will they be too tart?

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    critter101 RE: Thanks4Food Jul 26, 2012 01:57 PM

    I think they are most likely dried cranberries - fresh would be too tart, and the color would bleed into the tuna salad. The dried berries probably become somewhat reconstituted in the mayo and lemon juice.

    1. hotoynoodle RE: Thanks4Food Jul 26, 2012 06:13 PM

      fresh cranberries are impossibly tart and super hard. the salad must have reconstituted dried crans.

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