My Best Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna salad has always been one of my favorites.

I love tuna salad in a sandwich, on a cracker, or simply alone.

My Best Tuna Salad Sandwich

I love to enjoy a simple tuna salad sandwich on a warm summer day.

Tuna salad sandwiches seem to come and go in popularity. Yet, they are always a staple when it is warm out.

There are many ways to make a tuna salad.

Some folks like the basic mayonnaise and relish recipe. This is a simple way to make tuna salad with items that you may already have in your refrigerator. It is the recipe that was so popular with folks during the mid-century with the boom of suburban kitchens.

Do you really always need to use mayonnaise in your tuna salad?

We don't always have mayonnaise in our refrigerator these days it seems. But, we always have ranch salad dressing, usually some kind of a low fat variety. We also always have Greek Yogurt in our refrigerator.

As a result, my tuna salad is usually not a mayonnaise based salad. My tuna salad is usually made with a Greek Yogurt or low fat salad dressing base instead.

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.

To egg or not to egg?

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 and/or 1 celery stalk- chopped
  • Chopped onion- about 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Greek Yogurt/Salad Dressing/Mayo- 1/4 cup.
  • Lemon juice (can use lime) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Seasonings to taste- can use pepper, salt, herbs, etc.

How to make tuna salad.
  • Blend together all ingredients. Enjoy!

I find that sandwiches made with a leaf of dark greens really enhance the taste.

My Best Tuna Salad Sandwich

Easy Grilled Avocados

Are you like me and are sometimes looking for something new to throw on the grill?

I'm not saying that this is the time of the year that we are getting tired of the same old sale old on the grill.

How to Make Easy Grilled Avocados

 Easy Grilled Avocados

Grilling in synonymous with summer it seems.
But, that doesn't mean that grilling has to be just for meats.

Avocados are that delicious green fruit (yes fruit) that boast having that healthy for us fat as well as many essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid.

I have nothing against using avocados for guacamole.
I love guacamole and I could easily eat it every day.I love guacamole so much that I want to find more ways to enjoy avocados.
This is why I am grilling avocados too.

The trick to making your grilled avocado a success, as opposed to, well, mush, is to use an avocado that is just ripe.

Leave the older, more ripe, avocado for the delicious guacamole dip that you can serve to your guests. You will still be able to enjoy that delicious and healthy avocado no matter how you eat your avocado.

Grilled avocados can be sliced and enjoyed in a sandwich or as a topping for something else, such as crackers or sliced cucumbers (wow that sure sounds good!). Grilled avocados can also be enjoyed halved.

What I love about grilling halved avocados is that once you scoop out the seed, you can add a tasty filling to it.

Since my garden seems to be producing amazing things right now, I love using these garden goodies whenever I can. Why not use what is fresh and on hand right? That means no extra trip to the grocery store or days old items instead of what is fresh from the garden.

I like to fill my grilled avocado with an Italian inspired filling.

I use Roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and some fresh herbs (Italian parsley etc), with some extra virgin olive oil drizzled on top. It is the perfect combination of color and goodness.

How to make Easy Grilled Avocados

Make this outdoors on a conventional grill or indoors on your stove or indoor grill.

What you will need:

  • Avocados- 2 just ripened
  • Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon per avocado
  • Extra virgin olive oil- about 1/2 tablespoon per half.
  • Seasonings, such as salt and herbs, to taste.
  • Filling as desired. I like mozzarella cheese and chopped Roma tomatoes.

How to make this:
  • Slice each avocado in half, scoop out the seed.
  • Cover each half with lemon juice either by drizzling or brushing the juice on.
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil over each half.
  • Grill each half face down for 2-3 minutes until done.
  • Remove from the grill and season, fill with tomatoes and cheese, sprinkle additional olive oil on top and season as desired.


How to Make Easy Grilled Avocados

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I picked up these tortilla molds and they are pretty awesome. I am wondering why the instructions are in Spanish tho. #foodie #poshonabudget @poshonabudget #foodie #foodporn #food#foodpics #foodporn #foodstagram #foodblogger

My Easy Gazpacho Soup Recipe

I admit that I was never a fan of the tomato until I tasted Gazpacho Soup.

I was at a fancy luncheon where I was served this tomato-based legend trying not to make a stick about having to eat this.

Easy Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Easy Gazpacho Soup Recipe

After being 'socially forced to try Gazpacho Soup, I instantly fell in love with one of my favorite foods.

It turns out that once I tasted the plum, or Roma, tomato, I was sold.

Gazpacho soup is a favorite for many in the summer months. This is a cold soup that embraces many of the vegetables and fruits that are in season.

Gazpacho Soup reminds me of a cold and mild salsa or enhanced tomato juice.

Gazpacho Soup and mild salsa and tomato juice really are a lot alike in what they have in them.
It is what you add to the soup that personalizes it.

The base of Gazpacho Soup is all about the tomato.

We use the plus/Roma tomato along with a bit of tomato juice to get that consistency started.
Then we add a few more goodies from the garden to make the soup a perfect summer treat.

How to make a simple homemade Gazpacho Soup

What you will need to make this soup.

  • Roma/Plum tomatoes. Really, no other tomato will do as far as the taste goes. 6 medium sized, peeled, seeded, and chopped. Can use canned.
  • Cucumber- 1 peeled, seeded, and chopped.
  • Tomato juice-3 cups, canned works good.
  • Onion- 1 medium chopped
  • Tomato Paste-2 tablespoons (can sub in ketchup)
  • Garlic- 3 cloves chopped fine
  • Red wine vinegar- 1/4 cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Red bell pepper- 2 chopped,cored and seeded.
  • Seasonings to taste: Kosher salt,black pepper, cayenne, and/or cumin.
  • Optional item ideas 2 tsp- Worcester sauce, Tabasco sauce, Vodka and/or lemon juice.
  • Herbs- 2 tablespoons, can be any or combination, thyme,cilantro, parsley, etc.

How to make Easy Summer Gazpacho soup.

  • Use a food processor or good blender.
  • Add all ingredients and puree until mostly juice with a few chunks remaining.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours prior to serving.

Easy Gazpacho Soup Recipe


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