It’s summertime, and backyard barbecue spreads are rolling out in all their blackened, seasoned, succulent glory. Those meaty main dishes can’t stand up by themselves, though. They need all their side dish friends with them – chips, corn, baked beans, and – yes – tuna salad.
The thing about tuna salad is it doesn’t really know what it wants to be. Your Aunt Minnie might bring a bowl of tuna chunks, potatoes, capers, and arugula while your neighbor sits there with his bowl of green-and-red speckled white yogurt paste. One is more conducive to a fork and one is more fit for cracker dipping, but they’re both calling it tuna salad. You could call it an identity crisis.
What do you put in your unique little bundle of joy, So Good readers? Mayo? Chickpeas? Tomatoes? Celery? Something more esoteric, like tarragon? Are your salads esoteric? Can a salad be esoteric? Anyway…vote for your favorite tuna salad ingredients! I know I’m missing a lot of possible ingredients here, so feel free to choose “other” and go crazy in the comments section.