Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuna, Italian Style

Since I am the product of Italian Immigrants, our house NEVER had Mayo in it.
So imagine my surprise when I started school, and bringing my own lunches, to notice that the other kids had a thick, white, globby substance smeared all over their sandwiches and that same stuff was what held tunafish sandwiches together.
I am not a fan.
If you are... great. Try this recipe anyway.
Not in a sandwich, of course, but as a great, light dinner, with a yummy soup and some crusty bread.
t needs to be eaten right away, so make the lettuce part ahead and add the dressing just before serving.
Italian Style Tuna Salad
2 cans albacore tuna in water
1/2 hot house cucumber or 1 whole regular cucumber, sliced
2 sliced roma tomatoes or a handful of grape tomatoes
1/2 thinly sliced red onion
2 ribs chopped celery
radishes, sliced if desired
Sprinkle with Balsamic vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
celery seed
and grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese
Serve immediately!
Buon Mangare!
Good eating!

1 comment:

kathyc said...

Hhhmm, Bob likes tuna. Althought the rest of us do not. But I'll have to make this for him sometime. (Reading your other blog, I don't mind cooking some parts of our dinner as separate meals. Like chicken and fish or two kinds of veggies. I'm a picky eater, so as long as every one gets vegetables, and at least tries why I cook, I can live with some differences.)