Tuna and Tomato Mayonnaise (adapted Lunch Boxes and Snacks: Over 120 healthy recipes from delicious sandwiches and salads to hot soups and sweet treats)
3 five ounce cans of tuna, open and drain (the Boy was insulted when I asked him if he knew how to drain a can of tuna properly)
3 Tablespoons softened butter
6 Tablespoons or a little less than 1/3 cup each of Ketchup and Mayonnaise (we had to google the conversion)
1 cup diced cucumber (cukes from the Equuschick’s and Shasta’s garden, diced with the Zyliss food chopper)
4 scallions (we didn’t have any, so we just used a vidalia onion
Mix butter, ketchup, and mayo with a fork in a medium sized bowl, until well blended. Open and drain tuna, flake with a fork in the same bowl. Add cucumbers and onion. Stir well.
Have on sandwiches
spread over tortillas and roll up
Add a bit of cream cheese and use to fill celery sticks or Bok Choy (sometimes erroneously called Chinese Cabbage or Chinese celery)
Have as a dip with crackers
I love this stuff. Tangy but fresh tasting (I think it’s the diced cucumber that really makes it specially fresh and summery tasting)
The Boy is not a huge fan of mayo and ketchup together. He eats his burgers with just mustard. He said that the cucumbers and onions really helped make up for the ketchup and mayo, so he can eat it cheerfully.;-P
The FYG says it’s weird
Jenny (my pickiest eater) says she would make it without the onions and then it would be good.
The HM says he prefers regular tuna salad, he thinks it’s a little too sweet (probably the cucumber) but he loves the onions.
Pip isn’t home for dinner tonight (Updated- when she came home she said it was good, but she’d rather have no onions)
And the Equuschick and the Mom of the Four Boys came over and even the Equuschick liked it – she said it was fresh and very good until after she swallowed and she could taste tuna. She NEVER eats tuna or any other fish. The Mom of the Four Boys says it was delicious and very fresh tasting.
Conclusion: leave the onions in a bowl on the side and have it for a ladies luncheon.=)
In spite of these wide and varied opinions, everybody ate theirs without complaint.