It was a good day for me when I learned how to make a Mayonnaise Free Tuna Salad Sandwich
Mayonnaise Free Tuna Salad Sandwich
I am a huge fan of tuna salad sandwiches.
However, I am not such a fan of using mayonnaise in my sandwich. Mayonnaise is not my favorite foot item for most any foods that I eat.
We eat a lot of tuna salad in my house.
To us, a tuna salad sandwich is that quintessential summer go-to for lunch or dinner. I eat tuna salad is just as good without the bread sometimes as well. We eat tuna salad on salads or even along.
Tuna salad is made with mayonnaise
Tuna salad made with mayo is the basic recipe that we all know and enjoy. However, the mayonnaise packs in about 100 calories per serving. It also adds some fat that I would rather not have added to my lunch. This is why we eat mayonnaise free tuna salad.
Luckily for people like myself, there are alternatives to using mayonnaise in this, and other, recipes.
I add Greek Yogurt instead of the the mayonnaise. Greek Yogurt has protein, Vitamin B-6, and calcium. Because the Greek Yogurt that I choose is low fat, I can skip a lot of added fat to my meal. Thus, adding low fat Greek Yogurt to my tuna salad is what I like to do. This is how to keep this recipe mayonnaise free .
I love to enjoy a simple tuna salad sandwich on a warm summer day.
We don’t always have mayonnaise in our refrigerator these days it seems. But, we always have low fat Greek Yogurt in our refrigerator.
As a result, my tuna salad is not a mayonnaise based salad.
I also rarely have pickled relish on hand.
That green crunch and taste can be an essential part of a basic tuna salad. So, instead of pickled relish I will just chop up an actual pickle. Chopped celery is another great alternative for relish as well.
Adding hard boiled eggs to tuna salad.
If you have a hard boiled egg on hand, it seems as if it would make a nice addition to a tuna salad. Is a chopped hard boiled egg essential to the tuna salad sandwich? I don’t personally think that chopped eggs add as much taste as they do color.
The perfect tuna salad may actually be about the secret ingredient that you add to the mix.
What secret ingredient is needed to make a perfect tuna salad? Lemon juice. A bit of lemon juice, a few drops actually, seems to add that extra taste that is needed to the usual tuna salad taste.
Easy to make tuna salad
What you will need to make tuna salad.
- Tuna- 1 can, white albacore in water is my choice.
- 1 pickle spear and/or 1 celery stalk- chopped (adds crunch)
- Chopped onion- about 1 1/2 tablespoon
- Greek Yogurt/- 1/4 cup.
- Lemon juice (can alternatively use lime) -1/2 teaspoon Seasonings to taste- can use pepper, salt, herbs, etc.
- Optional- 1 hard boiled egg chopped, tablespoon of chopped nuts such as walnuts, and/or 1/2 tablespoon of relish.
How to make tuna salad.
- Place the packed tuna into a medium sized bowl and break up the tuna with a fork.
- To the bowl, add the chopped pickle, onion, and any optional items listed.
- Mix the contents of the bowl together.
- Stir in the Greek Yogurt and juice.
- Season as needed.
I find that sandwiches made with a leaf of dark greens and sliced tomato really enhance the taste.