Veggie-laden Tuna Salad of Awesomeness

lunch on 5 Feb 2014: veggie tuna salad with crackers, pretzels, cheese, carrots, tomatoes, apples and dried apricots
lunch on 5 Feb 2014: veggie tuna salad with crackers, pretzels, cheese, carrots, tomatoes, apples and dried apricots

I love to make tuna salad that is chock full of veggies, and the kiddos love just about any type of tuna salad. I gave them the option of tuna salad sandwiches or tuna and crackers. They decided on tuna salad with nibbly things in their lunch today. Since the kids are getting more involved in the lunch fixing process (they’re also making coffee in the morning: no lie!), I had Lily help me with the tuna salad.

Veggie-Laden Tuna Salad of Awesomeness
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 1/4 head of cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 or 2 green onions
  • 1 small sweet bell pepper
  • 2 dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper

Chop the veggies in a food processor. I actually used a Vitamix: you add the veggies with a blender full of water and pulse it on high a couple of times for a fine chop. Put the veggies in a strainer and sprinkle with salt. Let drain for half an hour if you have the time. Salt will draw the water out of the cabbage so that the salad doesn’t get too soggy (this is also a great trick for cole slaw). Mix the strained veggies with two cans of tuna and two tablespoons of mayo. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Lily, the director of quality control, checks out the chopped veggies to make sure there are no big chunks
Lily, the director of quality control, checks out the chopped veggies to make sure there are no big chunks
pressing the water out of the veggies: no one likes watery tuna salad
pressing the water out of the veggies: no one likes watery tuna salad
the veggies are ready to add to the tuna
the veggies are ready to add to the tuna
veggie-laden tuna salad of awesomeness
veggie-laden tuna salad of awesomeness

 

 

 

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