Tuna wasn’t my favorite as a small child. I use to say “I don’t like tunic.” Then my Mom would say “It’s not tunic, it’s tuna.” Wow, those days are long gone. I now adore tunic, I mean tuna. It taste best paired with a nice nutty wheat bread, and as luck would have it, Oroweat just introduced a new loaf called Nutty Grain! You would never know it’s only 80 calories per slice because it is seriously one of the best tasting breads that has come into the marketplace in a LONG time. The two compliment each other perfectly. The tuna salad is decorated in flavor and makes you feel like there is a party in your mouth. Then once Nutty Grain joins the fun it brings along hints of molasses, whole grains and a nut crunch that will make you realize this bread will always be on your grocery list!
All photos taken by: Nicole Presley
Ingredients for Tuna Salad:
2 – 5oz. cans of tuna (I use one can of solid white, and one can of chunk light, both packed in water)
1/2 – cup shredded carrot
1/4 – cup chopped green onion
1/3 – cup chopped red onion
1/3 – cup dried cranberries
1/2 – cup sliced mushrooms
1/3 – cup chopped Lindsay black olives
1/4 – cup chopped zesty pickles
1/2 – cup grated jack cheese
1 – tablespoon white vinegar
3 – teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1/2 – cup mayonnaise
1/2 – teaspoon black pepper
Drain both cans of tuna. Make sure you squeeze as much of the moisture out of the tuna as possible. Then empty both cans into a bowl and shred tuna with hands or a fork to make flakey.
Then add carrots, green onion, red onion, dried cranberries, mushrooms, Lindsay olives, and pickles. Mix well.
Then add grated cheese and mix.
Add vinegar, mustard, and mayonnaise. Mix well. Add black pepper, and mix again.
That’s it… your done! Enjoy with two slices of Oroweat Nutty Grain for a nice light meal!
No compensation was received for this post. I was provided with a loaf of Oroweat’s Nutty Grain Bread to aid this recipe.