Tuna Salad Pita
May 23, 2011 2 Comments
Of course, start with half a red onion, diced. Stephen and I have been tempted to add a whole onion before, but I assure you that even for onion obsessors, it will be overwhelming. So overwhelming in fact, that we actually burned our tongues because of the sheer rawness. As a result, our taste buds were basically defunct for two days.
Another tuna salad staple is, of course, plenty of fresh celery.
Stephen and I bought a package of twenty fresh serrano chiles for like, $2 a few weeks ago. In our attempt to use as many of them as possible, we started incorporating them plentifully in our tuna salad recipe. Perhaps a bit unconventional, I highly recommend this addition.
Serranos are robustly spicy, though they give me more tickle and tingle than a tearjerking burn (as I get from jalapeños). If you want to be a bit more tentative, discard the seeds.
Throw everything in a nice big bowl. I love the lime green with purple/pink!
Almost done! Add canned tuna.
And finally, a good amount of mayonnaise. I know mayonnaise can gross some people out, but it’s the only way to get moist tuna salad.
Delicious on whole wheat toast with Swiss cheese or wrapped in lettuce, it’s time to enjoy! I chose to use some pita bread Stephen had lying around the kitchen.