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Easy Ideas to "Spruce Up" Tuna?

ehju0901ehju0901 Member Posts: 74 Member Member Posts: 74 Member
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So I bought some tuna and mayo with some pita bread to have as an easy meal that's not too high in calories, but now it just sounds bland and I'm not in the mood for it.

I was thinking of going back to the store and buying some chipotle mayo or something to give it a little more flavor but I'm also curious on what you guys do? Looking for super little prep time ideas!
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  • CHBFitnessTrackerCHBFitnessTracker Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I mash a quarter of an avocado into plain tuna (1/4 goes a long way, but if you want you could add half) and pepper/red pepper flakes and some lemon juice. With some sliced tomato and lettuce on that pita bread, it sounds like a great meal.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 24,373 Member Member Posts: 24,373 Member
    I don't do tuna, but to add excitement to my chickpea salad I'll do chopped vegetables (carrots, celery, onion, fennel, asparagus, artichoke hearts, jalapenos, red bell pepper), nuts (walnuts, cashews), or chopped pickles.
  • ehju0901ehju0901 Member Posts: 74 Member Member Posts: 74 Member
    I mash a quarter of an avocado into plain tuna (1/4 goes a long way, but if you want you could add half) and pepper/red pepper flakes and some lemon juice. With some sliced tomato and lettuce on that pita bread, it sounds like a great meal.

    Lemon juice and some red pepper flakes actually sound pretty good, and I'm not much of a red pepper flake kind of person haha. Thanks for the tip!
  • ehju0901ehju0901 Member Posts: 74 Member Member Posts: 74 Member
    I don't do tuna, but to add excitement to my chickpea salad I'll do chopped vegetables (carrots, celery, onion, fennel, asparagus, artichoke hearts, jalapenos, red bell pepper), nuts (walnuts, cashews), or chopped pickles.

    I can eat pickles all day long. Cashews are a new idea! I'd give that a try!
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 3,465 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,465 Member
  • Curvybaja55Curvybaja55 Member Posts: 152 Member Member Posts: 152 Member
    My daughter's tuna salad tuna, mayo, mustard, fresh garlic, red onions, red pepper flakes, red peppers, shredded carrots and dried cranberries or raisins. All on garlic naan this is a fully loaded sandwich. She also includes cheese and avocado she trying to gain weight not counting calories.
    edited September 29
  • s131951s131951 Member Posts: 3,722 Member Member Posts: 3,722 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    Furikake

    I thought you had started this and was going to chastise your naughty ways.

    Truthfully, I like a few potato chips on my tuna sandwiched between some whole grain toast. I'm a fancy gent.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 5,567 Member Member Posts: 5,567 Member
    I like tuna salad made with tuna, lemon juice, pepper, chopped onion, chopped green olives, and mayo. This I put on toasted bread, especially pita, but can mix it in with lettuce and other greens.
  • BahstenB10BahstenB10 Member Posts: 221 Member Member Posts: 221 Member
    Tuna tacossss!
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Member Posts: 2,290 Member Member Posts: 2,290 Member
    Tuna, light miracle whip, dill pickle relish, chopped onion, chopped celery, 1/4 tsp lemon juice.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,475 Member Member Posts: 5,475 Member
    Salade nicoise.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/saladenicoise_6572

    For the dressing, just thin down the commercial mayo with a little wine vinegar and olive oil and add some garlic powder instead of making from scratch as in the above recipe.
  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Member Posts: 13,105 Member Member Posts: 13,105 Member
    ^^ She knows where it's at and how to cook anything. I've learned so much from her food ideas.
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 3,465 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,465 Member
    s131951 wrote: »
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    Furikake

    I thought you had started this and was going to chastise your naughty ways.

    Truthfully, I like a few potato chips on my tuna sandwiched between some whole grain toast. I'm a fancy gent.

    Furikake is a thing. A tasty, sprinkle it everywhere (and NOT just rice) thing which comes in many flavours, such as...

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    Sidenote: @Diatonic12 the person in your new PP is amazingly beautiful. Do you mind sharing who it is?
  • lissababelissababe Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    Tuna with mayo and red delicious apple. Sooo good.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 5,567 Member Member Posts: 5,567 Member
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    My family likes pasta w tuna and green olives.
    edited October 4
  • MiNinaLisaMiNinaLisa Member Posts: 648 Member Member Posts: 648 Member
    i never thought of green olives. *writing that down*
    i like to add sriracha to the mayo, dill pickle, salt, pepper, lemon juice, minced capers and minced celery.
    i just wish tuna wasn't so full of mercury... :o
  • mytyglotzmytyglotz Member Posts: 1,342 Member Member Posts: 1,342 Member
    My ideas are super simplistic - almost too simple to be considered "ideas" - and they're pretty similar to a lot of the recommendations other pal'ers posted here --
    but I want to share anyway!! :)

    Whenever I have tuna in water, I add a combination of some sorts using the following:
    • salsa (fresh or jarred, if the ingredients get my personal "stamp of approval")
    • mustard
    • hot sauce
    • liquid aminos
    • powdered seasonings: e.g. garlic celtic salt, turmeric, dill weed, red pepper flakes, cayenne, Mrs. Dash, cumin
    • horseradish
    • shredded cabbage
    • cilantro
    • green onion
    • shirataki rice
    • chopped kelp noodles
    • dill pickles
    • diced celery
    • diced cucumber
  • ehju0901ehju0901 Member Posts: 74 Member Member Posts: 74 Member
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    My family likes pasta w tuna and green olives.

    Olives sound good!
  • chocolate_owlchocolate_owl Member Posts: 1,517 Member Member Posts: 1,517 Member
    My go-to tuna salad has olive oil, dijon mustard, cornichons, and shallot. I don't hate mayo, but I don't love it, and the dijon adds a nice kick. Cornichons > gherkins because they're not syrupy sweet.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 43,343 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 43,343 Member
    Eat it raw with some sweet vinegar rice and seaweed.

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