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Jul 26, 2012 01:38 PM

Cranberry tuna salad question

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