This is not your Mother’s tuna salad. This tuna salad is full of goodness with wonderful bits of crunch and sweetness.
ingredients: serves 2
1 can Trader Joe’s tuna (serves 2) add another can if more than 2 persons
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 large granny Smith green apple diced
1/4 cup diced red onion (purple) or white onion
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons golden raisins
sliced almonds or chopped walnuts to your liking or 1/2 cup of nuts
1 tablespoon Golden flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon celery seeds(optional)
Mayo to your liking. I use 2 tablespoons Kewpie Mayonnaise (Japanese brand) instead of mayo add lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 bag Organic baby arugula
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Diced apple and onion. In a small bowl, add lemon juice plus 1 tablespoon of water and dip apples so oxidation does not turn apples brown. Set aside .
Drain water from tuna can. Add tuna into a mixing bowl with diced ingredients. Mix all other ingredients with the tuna fish mixture. Mix well , adding mayo to your liking. Try to keep it on the dry side. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
Using a small cup or bowl add tuna salad into the cup, press down and turn it upside down on the arugula. Garnish with sliced almond, cranberries and raisins around the greens.
Can be served with a hard boil egg sliced in half. Sprinkle more flaxseed as a topping.
NOTE: Keep cans of Tuna in the refrigerator. You will save refrigeration time when making a salad. Refrigerate salad until ready to serve.