Frugal Tuna Recipe
Tuna salad has been a favorite of mine for summer eating ever since I was a kid. Canned Tuna is still a fairly frugal choice, and I am watching out for those as groceries and gas prices spike.
So when I was chatting with my hair stylist last week and she mentioned that instead of using mayonnaise she mixes tuna salad with feta cheese - I sat up. This sounded like an appealing combination that would be different as a surprise lunch for Jim. I knew I had tuna in the closet and feta in the refrigerator. I decided to try it out.
Using what I had available I made up this light and delicious tuna salad for lunch.
Ellouise's Tuna Salad
Toss in a bowl:
2 cans white albacore tuna packed in water - drain the tuna.
diced green onion
diced red pepper ( could also use green or yellow pepper)
salt and pepper to taste
one sprig fresh dill chopped fine ( felt so good to pick this in our yard.)
several squeezes fresh lemon
tablespoon crumbled feta cheese - or more to taste -
feta taste can overcome the tuna
Mix and serve on a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich on your favorite bread. I like it with a side of saltine crackers.
No, you're right the picture has nothing to do with the salad.
Several years ago on a summer trip to North Carolina we stopped at a large flea market outside Asheboro - that's taps my frugal streak, right? That day I snapped photos rather than adding to my stuff. Playing around I combined these two images for a sweet memory of a hot sweltering July day in NC with our daughter and her three sons.
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