I found a large rock, which provided a fine seat and took a bite of my very late lunch. The sun beating on whatever part of me that wasn’t covered up, which wasn’t much. After all 43 is still cold but alfresco seemed like a good idea. I closed my eyes and soaked up the sun. My children’s gleeful voices cutting through jovial bird songs, as they made their way from mud to snow and back again, squealing with delight.
I looked up at the sky; a piercing shade of blue. Next to me a cluster of snow drops swaying in the breeze. I picked one, studying its detail. Every year, I feel a jolt of excitement the moment I spot them. An announcement of what’s to come; green, life, a new season.
I’ve had years to figure out what I like and don’t like. I’m always open to exploring and learning but there’s something to be said about the tried and true. Flavors and combinations that work synergistically, that compliment each other the way an exposed collar bone and an off the shoulder sweater do. They’re sexy - they work.
So how do you make tuna salad sexy? You add the things you’ve probably eaten your whole life but you tweak them a bit and use St. Jude’s tuna as the base. When it comes to making a delicious tuna salad, quality is key. And for me, it doesn’t get better than using a delicious tuna, that’s sustainably and wild caught. And don’t forget about the mayo and mustard - make sure they’re of good quality too as they can really make or break a salad.
essential tuna salad
prep time: 10 minutes
makes 4 servings
2 cans St. Jude Tuna with juice
2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp finely chopped celery
1/2 cup good mayo
1 tsp good Dijon mustard
1 tsp chives, finely sliced
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
optional: add salt to taste as the tuna already contains sea salt
Add tuna to bowl and break up with fork. Add remaining ingredients and combine well.
Serve with greens and your favorite toppings.