24 March 2015

Tuna'n'egg salad

Growing up I loved tuna salad, but pretty strongly disliked egg salad until after we were married and I started making my own. I don't dislike it anymore, but it's less an "I want to make egg salad!" food and more a "well, it's Friday, what can I make for lunch?" food. I've heard people mention tuna-egg salad several times in the past year or so, and always thought "Um... no. Tuna salad is clearly superior to egg salad; why would I contaminate my tuna with eggs?"

I was wrong, y'all. Wrong.

I don't even know how it made its way onto the menu for tonight. Somehow it came up while I was sketching out the week, and Matt thought it sounded good. I kind of glanced at a few recipes on Pinterest this evening for quantities, but ultimately just threw in whatever I wanted to. And it was so good. Baby-who-always-wants-protein very much approved, Little Bear ate his entire sandwich, and I (thanks to baby) had to pack up the leftovers immediately so I didn't eat it all before Matt could have some when he got home from class.

Good, easy, and Lenten. The perfect food.

Tuna'n'egg salad

3 hardboiled eggs, peeled
1 can (5 oz) tuna, drained
1 tablespoon mayonnaise 
3 baby dill pickles, diced
Pepper to taste

Mash up eggs, then add everything else and mix together. 

Makes enough for 3-4 sandwiches, depending on the appetite of the people.

I served it on sandwich buns with lettuce and a slice of cheddar, but it would also be good on lettuce as a salad, or on crackers. Or just out of the bowl with a spoon...

1 comment:

  1. So I thought exactly the same thing as you growing up, except opposite... I grew up loving egg salad (with bacon when it wasn't a Friday!) and despising tuna salad. Then when I married Joey his family introduced me to tuna-egg salad. Before I tried it I thought it sounded like the most revolting thing ever. But now I love it! Here's our (base) recipe in case you want to try it out:

    2 hard-boiled eggs
    1 can tuna, drained
    pickle relish
    1/2 green apple, diced tiny (it sounds weird, but it adds such a delicious crunch!)
    a couple slices of onion, diced
    celery, diced
    (you can choose just one or any combination of the above three crunchy ingredients)