Mexican Tuna Salad
Tuna salad can be served as an appetizer with crackers or spread on bread to make a terrific sandwich or wrap.If you like fish this salad with fresh and zesty flavors is a must try. Tuna salad is quick, protein rich and healthy salad that can also be served as a main dish salad.It is a simple salad with cooked or canned tuna, fresh greens,avocado and a zesty mayo
dressing.Mix them all together and you whip up a quick and easy meal
for your family.
I cook fish almost everyday,but mostly it is curried,fried or grilled fish.But fish in salad was something I did not want to try for a long time. But I was amazed when tried for the first time,now I make this at least once in a week.Tuna salad sandwich is one of my kids favorite sandwich.
Our local supermarket has frozen tuna,but you can make the easy way with canned tuna.You can add more veggies like cucumber,bell pepper,celery, carrot, peas
etc. Since I am making for my kid who is a picky eater,keeping mine
simple with veggies of his choice.Chill for 15 to 20 minutes before serving for the flavors to blend together wonderfully.This recipe can be easily modified according to your taste. Try it, you will surely love it.
Tuna – 1/2 pound
(if using can tuna use around 10-12 0z)
Onion chopped- 1/2 cup
Garlic salt- a pinch
Boiled and drained corn- 1/2 cup
Pickle jalapeno chopped- 1/4 cup chopped
Chopped cilantro or parsley- 1 tsp
Mayonnaise- 2 tbs
Sour cream- 3 tbs
Lime juice- 1/2
Olive oil- 1 tsp
Tabasco sauce- a few drops
Cumin powder- a pinch
Salt and pepper to taste
lettuce,bread or chips for serving
Defrost tuna. In a pot add tuna, 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper and cook the tuna. If there is excess water, drain and then with a fork break into smaller chunks.
Chop onion and drop into a bowl of cold water. Let it sit for 5-6 minutes. This is an optional step, it helps to reduce onion flavor. Drain when it is time to use.Cook corn till soft,drain and set aside.
In a bowl mix tuna,onion, tomatoes, corn,chopped lettuce,pickled jalapeno and any vegetable of your choice. In a separate bowl add mayo, sour cream, lemon juice,olive oil, garlic salt,Tabasco sauce,cumin, chopped cilantro,salt and pepper. Whisk and pour over the tuna and mix well. Chill for 15 to 20 minutes.Serve with sliced avocado, lettuce and lime wedges.
Hope you will all enjoy!