Eating Styles: Tuna Salad Edition! Sam June 23, 2011 Eating Styles 10 Comments 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. What do you put in your tuna salad? Mayo Celery Tomatoes Relish Other View Results Loading ... The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 10 Responses Cynthia June 23rd, 2011 mayo (not miracle whip, ever), mustard, diced pickle, salt and pepper, that’s it. Reply Lis June 23rd, 2011 Mayo: nothing else. Then put it on a sammich with tomato and pickles. Reply Shannon June 23rd, 2011 Miracle whip, boiled eggs, salad cubes, onion, pepper Reply tuffgong67 June 23rd, 2011 Always going to have mayo and onion (which I suspect accounts for many of the “other” votes). A little Dijon mustard, maybe a few chopped green olives (Manzanilla or otherwise), a bit of dill relish, S&P, on a lo-so saltine. You’re welcome. Reply tuffgong67 June 23rd, 2011 Oh yeah… Duke’s mayonnaise is, by far, your mayo of choice. Go with Hellman’s if you have to. MW and its stunningly high HFCS content is simply a crime against nature. And tuna. And egg salad and leftover turkey sammiches. Reply Eick June 24th, 2011 I’ll use celery if it’s around. I HATE relish in my tuna salad, completely ruins it for me. I go mayo, salt and pepper and lots of tarragon. Reply Julie June 24th, 2011 I just started making tuna with mayo, garlic and onion powder, and fresh chopped basil with lettuce and tomato on a pita. It’s seriously amazing. Reply thomas July 21st, 2011 Tuna, mayo, capers, and maybe some artichokes plus a little salt and pepper. If I happen to have some boiled eggs around I might add one. Reply courtney August 16th, 2011 tuna, light mayo, siracha (key!!), onion, celery, onion powder, garlic powder, s&p warmed up in a pita on the stove top. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.