Three Onion Wild Tuna Fish Salad

Tuna Salad         ©Diane Ebiln

Tuna Salad ©Diane Eblin

I think tuna fish is often overlooked, forgotten or people are fearful to eat it.  It’s a great meal or snack packed with 14 grams of protein and only 100 calories per 2 ounces.  I know there are concerns of mercury levels in tuna.  There is a lot of information out there and I suggest you read up so you are armed with info and not fear.  I only buy American Tuna which is pole caught wild white albacore tuna.  They have a great website with lots of information.  I hope you’ll check it out.  You can also find out where you can purchase this tuna and see video of them actually catching tunas.

American Tuna- Pole Caught  ©Diane Ebiln

American Tuna- Pole Caught ©Diane Ebiln

This is the best tasting tuna I’ve ever had.  There is no added oil or water to the can so nothing to drain.  I don’t know about you but half the time I would squeeze the lid on the can to drain the water from tuna cans, and I would get squirted, in the face, and smell like tuna.  Cats would follow me down the street. No, only kidding, but I felt like they would start any minute.

There are many ways to use this tuna but tuna fish salad being the most popular.  Again, check out the American Tuna website for more recipe ideas.   This tuna fish salad accompanied the Egg salad and Pesto Chicken Salad on my picnic.  Where will yours go with you?

Ingredients:

2 -6 oz cans of American Tuna Wild Albacore Tuna (or your favorite)
4 TB organic mayo
2-3 green onions, sliced
1 handful white onions, diced
4 inches of fresh chives, sniped (I like regular and garlic chives mixed)
1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp celery salt
pepper

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and let the party start!  This is another great salad to scoop into lettuce leaves or on crackers.  It’s also great on top of a cucumber or bell pepper wedge, red and orange are my favorite.

I’d love to hear from you, how do you use tuna?

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10 Responses to Three Onion Wild Tuna Fish Salad

  1. Alisa - Frugal Foodi May 25, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    This sounds great, and we have been eating a lot of tuna lately!

  2. Rachel May 26, 2009 at 12:55 am #

    I personally love tuna fish myself and to me there is nothing better to make with it than a simple tuna fish salad, I usually eat it with some romaine lettuce, using the lettuce like pita bread, haha.
    Another way I like it is with a little lemon juice, dill and lightly salted. Sometimes I just want a really simple good tasting bite.

  3. Rachel May 26, 2009 at 4:55 am #

    I personally love tuna fish myself and to me there is nothing better to make with it than a simple tuna fish salad, I usually eat it with some romaine lettuce, using the lettuce like pita bread, haha.
    Another way I like it is with a little lemon juice, dill and lightly salted. Sometimes I just want a really simple good tasting bite.

  4. Alisa - Frugal Foodie May 26, 2009 at 12:20 am #

    This sounds great, and we have been eating a lot of tuna lately!

  5. gfe--gluten free eas May 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    I've been using a Starkist canned light meat tuna fish packed in olive oil of late. The water varieties always contain soy, which I avoid. It's tested to an average of .1 ppm mercury. (The FDA standard is 1.0 ppm for what's that worth.) I don't eat it every week and I don't eat much of it when I do (hubby and I share tuna salad made from one can, plus onions, India relish, and mayo) so I feel comfortable with that. I do love wild tuna filets, too.
    All these photos you took with the grass background are the bomb! Picnic, indeed!
    Shirley

  6. gfe--gluten free easily May 28, 2009 at 12:35 am #

    I’ve been using a Starkist canned light meat tuna fish packed in olive oil of late. The water varieties always contain soy, which I avoid. It’s tested to an average of .1 ppm mercury. (The FDA standard is 1.0 ppm for what’s that worth.) I don’t eat it every week and I don’t eat much of it when I do (hubby and I share tuna salad made from one can, plus onions, India relish, and mayo) so I feel comfortable with that. I do love wild tuna filets, too.
    All these photos you took with the grass background are the bomb! Picnic, indeed!
    Shirley

  7. Diane Eblin May 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    Shirley- Now that's what I'm talking about. Know what your are eating! You go girl!
    Alisa- I love naturally dairy free and gluten free foods too.
    Rachel- Thanks for the idea with lemon and dill. Sounds great. It will be my lunch this week!

  8. Diane Eblin May 28, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    Shirley- Now that’s what I’m talking about. Know what your are eating! You go girl!
    Alisa- I love naturally dairy free and gluten free foods too.
    Rachel- Thanks for the idea with lemon and dill. Sounds great. It will be my lunch this week!

  9. CeliacsTips May 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    I'm always looking for creative new ways to try tuna. This recipe looks easy and delicious. Can't wait to try it. Now, all I have to do is try to find the tuna brand you recommended, American Tuna. Thanks!

  10. CeliacsTips May 29, 2009 at 1:37 am #

    I’m always looking for creative new ways to try tuna. This recipe looks easy and delicious. Can’t wait to try it. Now, all I have to do is try to find the tuna brand you recommended, American Tuna. Thanks!

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