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Julian's Festive Tuna Salad

Julian's Festive Tuna Salad

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Molly_Kristyn

This is my friend Julian's recipe for Tuna Salad. It is a spicier and heartier alternative to the mundane, mayonnaise-saturated Tuna Salad that most have grown accustomed to.

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  • Calories:
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 25.2 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 558 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, red onion, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, black beans, canned chile peppers; mix in mayonnaise if desired. Season with cumin and salt and pepper; mix in cilantro, and salsa verde if desired.
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Reviews

ivygreen
8
9/2/2009

This is a great recipe flavors are different than the usual tuna salad. I was looking for something different to pack in grownup lunch boxes and this is definitely it. Thanks!

TAMMYDACHEF
6
2/11/2010

WOW! I loved this. I used water packed tuna instead of olive oil packed to cut down on fat. I eye balled the cumin. (probably ended up being the same as in the recipe, I was sceptical, but don't skip this!! It makes the salad!) I did not have green chiles or fresh cilantro, but I had a large jar of HOT salsa, and added some of that. Love all the ingredients! SO healthy. I just added about 1-2 TBS of olive oil Mayo, and that smoothed it out, rather cut the heat a bit. I like it with and without the mayo. I had to add more salsa and cumin after I added the mayo. (I like it with a kick) The cumin really changes this and adds an awesome taste to this. My new Fav power lunch. I used lots of yellow, green, red and orange pepper. (I had all of that on hand) I had to let you know how great this is! I used to just mix a TBS of mayo and salsa to my can of tuna (My sis taught me that. I thought it was gross when I saw her do that, but it is good) I will never do that again. Can't wait to have my sis taste this one... SSSOOOOO YUMMY! THANKS!!!!

TexasALo
5
2/25/2011

Yum!!! I was scanning through allrecipes, wondering if anyone had ever combined black beans and tuna, and I came across this recipe. It's great! I usually try to follow recipes to the letter when I'm trying them for the first time, but I had to make a few changes to use what I had on hand. I only used 2 pouches (2.6oz) of albacore white tuna, a few thin slices of red onion, 1/3 of a green bell pepper, and a little bit of miracle whip in leiu of the mayo. I also went light on the cumin and used a few spoonfuls of Rotel instead of salsa verde. I do wish that I had cilantro, but it is really tasty without it too! I will definitely make again!!