Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FRUITY TUNA SANDWICH

It’s been forever since I posted a recipe. And, now that the weather is getting nice and warm, I figured it’s time for some creative sandwiches. Imagine that. I have the perfect recipe to share.

The “It tastes too good to be canned tuna” tuna sandwich.

That’s right. I fooled my husband. He thought it was a chicken salad sandwich. I didn’t do it on purpose. I was just desperate for a tuna sandwich that didn’t give me that miserable tuna-salad-sandwich-heartburn. I found this recipe online, either on cooks.com or allrecipies.com. It sounded delicious, and it is. Okay, enough hype, here’s the recipe:

Fruity Tuna Sandwich
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 tsp curry powder
½ C. lemon yogurt
12 oz solid white tuna—drained
1 ½ C seedless red grapes, cut in half
1 celery stalk, diced
¼ C. chopped dates
2 TBSP red onion, minced
2 TBSP slivered almonds, toasted

Toast the almonds first, then while they’re cooling, cut the grapes in half, dice the celery, mince the onions, and I always chop the chopped dates into slightly smaller pieces. Add it all into a bowl and stir.

If you want a something healthier than a sandwich—use 6 large lettuce leaves and make Fruity Tuna Lettuce Wraps instead.

My family all loved this and had no idea it was tuna. When I made it for my three-year-old granddaughter, I cut the grapes into fourths just to be sure she didn’t choke on them.

3 comments:

Canda said...

Mm--thanks I need a little inspiration for lunch today.

Valerie Ipson said...

It does sound delish! Almost like a chicken salad sandwich. I'll have to try it.

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

Thanks gals. I think this would work equally well with chicken. I was a little worried at first, because I'm not familiar with curry, but I am a fan of lemon, and I'm glad I tried it.