Tuna Salad on Salad

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)
  • Pickle, diced
  • 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.

Open Faced Tuna Melt

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.
Do you like tuna melts?