6/11/07

Tuna Salad

It's funny that when the children were smaller I would make tuna sandwiches once in awhile but only 1 of the 3 kids really liked them. For a few years I let tuna salad fall by the wayside as I really would rather make a whole meal than assemble a sandwich. I'm just not a sandwich girl, so my kids would eat real meals rather than me throwing together a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (I despise making PB&J!!!! I won't feed my kids them... never have!)

But suddenly, in the last 2 years my husband and my oldest daughter (16) can't get enough tuna salad! Whether they eat it on a sandwich, crackers or with a fork out of a bowl, they adore tuna. This is one salad that I will eat as well. I love the salty green olives in it.


Tuna Salad Sandwich


1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 T lemon juice
2 (6-oz) cans tuna
1/4 c sliced green olives
1 stalk celery, chopped fine
2 T finely chopped red onion

1 loaf french bread
2 T olive oil
Green leaf lettuce

Whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add remaining salad ingredients and stir together gently. Season with salt and pepper. Slice the french bread and brush cut sides with oil and season with salt and pepper. Make sandwiches with bread, lettuce, and tuna salad.

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