Lately I’ve been going for tuna fish to be a staple lunch or even dinner for myself. With it being summer, tuna salad is one of the dishes I find myself enjoying more than normal. My tuna salad I used to make was 5 points plus values, but I had been looking to cut back on the points to make a tasty tuna salad for half the points.I was fiddling with the recipe and came up with a concoction that I totally love and find to be very appealing on the palette.It’s great on top of a bed of salad, while it’s also great on bread or pita as a yummy sandwich (with some added tomato and lettuce to bring it home).
3 Points Plus Values. Serves 1.
1 can tuna (weighed out 3 oz), drained, shredded
Onion, diced (adjust to your liking)
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 tbsp light mayonnaise
2 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp crushed hot peppers
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.Serve on salad or on bread (adjust points plus values to reflect bread choice.
The other day I had a real hankering for a tuna fish sandwich. Since I am not the biggest fan of seafood I’ve always incorporated vegetables into my tuna fish. I also switch up how I eat my tuna (sometimes over a bed of lettuce, sometimes on bread, etc.). This time I decided to just reach for my craving and make me exactly what I was looking for.
To make my tuna fish I use:
1 can of solid white tuna fish (albacore), flaked
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 small onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced & chopped (note: this was excluded this time because I did not have celery in the fridge)
Pepper (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Pickles, diced (note: again optional, but I incorporated these into my mixture because I was without celery)
1 slice fat free american cheese
2 slices light Italian bread, toasted
After all my ingredients were mixed, I layered it onto each half of the bread and split the cheese over the top. Typically you could toast the bread and melt the cheese on a warmed skillet with spray butter, or you could slide the open faced sandwich into the toaster oven to melt the cheese. I put this into the microwave for 10 seconds just to soften the cheese and I was happy enough with the result because it did not make the tuna warm it just made the cheese gooey.
Points Plus wise the whole sandwich was 8 points plus values – the tuna mixture is 5 points plus, the cheese was 1 points plus and the bread was 2 points plus.