Sunday, July 7, 2013

The BEST Mayo Free Tuna Salad

Hi my little pennies! I have missed you so much! I'm sorry for the long absence. Life has been insane. I know I say that a lot, but this time I really, really mean it. DIY home remodeling is intense. INTENSE. And I don't really have much to show for it yet! Eek. We removed the popcorn ceilings in most the house (ourselves with my Dad's help, by the way) and let me tell you, the next time I buy a house - TOP of my priority list is NO popcorn ceilings. Seriously. That shit is nasty, especially when you remove it and it is all over your house for 4 weeks and until you clean every crevice of your house twenty-five times. 

But who wants to relive that mess. Let's get to the food. This quick and easy no mayo tuna salad has been a life saver during this busy time. It is so easy to throw together and so much better than traditional tuna salad with all that mayo. This tuna salad is inspired by an amazing salad that I love from The Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. I've been making this no mayo tuna salad for a quick lunch for some time now and never thought to share it until I saw a similar recipe on Eat, Live, Run.

So no more holding out on you! Olive oil packed tuna is so flavorful and so much better than the water packed stuff, that there is no need for mayo in this tuna salad. Roasted red peppers and artichokes add flavor and something special to this unique tuna salad. Make this for lunch and I'm pretty sure you will forgive me for the long absence!

No Mayo Italian Tuna Salad  

Serves 1

1 - 5 oz can olive oil packed tuna
1 large whole roasted red pepper from the jar (about 1/3 cup chopped)
6 marinated artichokes from the jar (about 1/3 cup or more chopped)
Juice from half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Drain tuna. Place tuna in a bowl. Chop roasted red pepper and artichokes and add them to the bowl. Honestly use as much or as little red peppers and artichokes as you like. Add garlic powder, dijon mustard and lemon juice. Mix and season with salt and pepper as desired. 


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