Saturday, May 2, 2015

Not Your Average Tuna Salad

Heading home soon and wanted to start using up what I have in the house. Looking for something different to do with tuna fish and I had grapes in the house and there is always Greek yogurt and cream cheese in the fridge.

Tossed in the rest of the pecans leftover from another recipe and my grandmother would always add sweet pickle relish to tuna salad.

The pecans gave it a nice little crunch and the yogurt and the cream cheese made this a scrumptious lunch .

Hope you enjoy it!









Ingredients:

2 (5 oz) cans white albacore tuna in water, drained
1/2  red apple, chopped
¾ or 1 cup of red and green grapes, halved
½ cup of pecans, chopped
½ cup of celery, chopped
¼ cup of sweet pickle relish
1 (5.3 oz) container  Plain Greek Yogurt
2 ounces cream cheese, softened


Directions:

Place drained tuna in a medium size bowl and set aside.

In another bowl add the cream cheese, yogurt and the sweet pickle relish and mix until well combined.

Add the cream cheese mixture to the tuna fish and combine.

Fold in the grapes, apple,pecans and celery.

Chill in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.

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63 comments:

  1. Linda that looks fantastic! I'm always looking for new ways to jazz up tuna salad. I've never tried putting relish in....I don't know why...well yes I do...Bob says he doesn't like relish-but he eats pickles on burgers.....so............what he doesn't know won't hurt him....right? :)

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    1. I bet Bob would notice- Gabe would!!!!! I can't sneak anything pass him :-(

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    2. I don't know Linda.....you'd be surprised what I sneak past him......especially in soups. I'm gonna give this a try. Bob's a pretty adventurous eater and is willing to try just about anything once-I think he'll like this.

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  2. Oh yum! Love this combo with chicken so why not tuna! Brilliant! Pinned

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    1. Thanks AnnMarie for the pin and for stopping by!

      Linda

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  3. Yum, this looks so good. You always have the gift of adding what is left in the fridge, and I admire you for this. I always add relish to my tuna salad. I do this with chicken salad also. I buy hot relish also, so this would be a change to add this sometime. The plating is so pretty. Thanks for making my day start pretty.

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    1. Oh girlfriend- you know me, I can't stand to waste anything.

      Hot relish would be so good in this- I was out and didn't want to buy more since we are leaving. I'll let you know when I make this again.

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  4. I've used grapes & nuts in chicken and turkey salad before but never thought to switch out the mayo for yogurt & cream cheese. Smart, very smart.

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    1. Thanks Cyndy- I tend to use the Greek yogurt more and more. Love the taste. I didn't use low far cream cheese- Gabe won't touch it so I really didn't save many calories but it sure was good!

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  5. Linda I don't know if I could wait for it to chill . It looks so good and one I will make..

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    1. Hope you enjoy it and maybe you can share the link with your friends!

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  6. Love this recipe, Linda!! It's my kind of lunch. :) In fact, I've made a very similar dish with chicken...but it never occurred to me to make it with tuna. Tuna is great because I always have it in the pantry. Can't wait to try this!

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    1. Hi Blair- this was really good and I had a few cans sitting in the cabinet. Just used up what I had in the fridge and used up the rest of the nuts. It was a win- win. Great salad and no food waste.

      Thanks for stopping by and I'll be over to The Seasoned Mom soon!

      Linda

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  7. I love tuna with greek yogurt but I have never added anything else to the mix. Thanks for the suggestion. I am pinning it for later.

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    1. Thanks for the pin Debbie.

      Hope you stop by again.

      Have a good week.

      Linda

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  8. Looks so good! Keep forgetting about making tuna salad and am always scrambling for new lunch ideas. This will great. Won't be mentioning the crem cheese and fingers crossed that I get it passed my fuss pot, Ray! Hey, what he doesn't know won't hurt him! LOL

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    1. So Angela- think Ray would notice? Hope he likes it!

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  9. Thanks for linking up #bloggersbrag http://www.everafterinthewoods.com

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  10. This looks quite yummy!! Saw the cans of tuna this morning and thought about having it for my evening meal. So will see what else I have in fridge. Off to fix dinner.

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    1. Hi Sue- Hope you liked it!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  11. What an interesting recipe! Sounds delicious!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. You never know what I'll come up with Jess especially if there is something to use up in the fridge!

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  12. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at #bloggersbrag Pinterest party!

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  13. Yum! This looks delicious and reminded me that I haven't had tuna salad in a long time! I should make it for lunch this week. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  14. I'm always looking for different ideas and your Not Your Average Tuna Salad just looks mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Hi Kathy- A friend is moving to a 70 acre farm and is going to raise chickens. I told her all about your blog. I can't wait for her to get her chickens- thinking of all those fresh eggs!

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  15. YUMMY! I just made tuna salad today for lunch-wish I had read your posts before I did!!! Pinning so I can use your recipe next time!! Thank you so much for sharing at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!!

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    1. Yes C.D. it really was super yummy- I have to make it again.

      Hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  16. Pinning this - it sounds like a perfect lunch idea for this weekend. I have all the ingredients on hand! #WonderfulWednesdayHop.

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    1. That's what I liked about the recipe. I had everything in the fridge.

      Hope you enjoy it.

      Linda

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    1. It was! If you make it I hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  18. Hi Linda, I do hope you'll come over to Food on Friday: Salads to bring this to the party! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  19. Yum! This takes tuna salad to gourmet level.I'll definitely make this! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. It sure isn't your average tuna salad! Hope you like it.

      Thanks so much for stopping by,

      Linda

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  20. This tuna salad sounds great with all the added goodies in it. I'll have to give this a try for lunch. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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    1. Erlene- It was a really good combination. Did you try it? Would love to know what you think.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Linda

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  21. I need to take your idea and try it, I usually am in a hurry and dont think of the additions, the grapes sound good.

    Thanks for stopping by to share this week on Friday Features!!

    Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day weekend.
    Karren
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Karren- hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

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  22. I love the addition of the cream cheese to this recipe. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen- Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

      Linda

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  23. What an interesting recipe, sounds delicious though and looks good. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  24. I love apples and grapes in chicken salad, but haven't tried them with tuna, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  25. Thanks for partying with us at Idea Box! See ya back next week!

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  26. Wow, would never think to add some of the things you did, but it sounds good. Grew up with always adding pickles or relish to tuna as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. See you this week at the party Jann.

      Linda

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  27. You are right, this is delicious tuna salad, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning, tweeting and sharing in google plus.

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    1. Thank you SO much for all the shares!

      See you again at Hearth And Soul!

      Linda

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  28. I’m loving this! I’m always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. See you again next Monday!

      Linda

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  29. Love this version of tuna salad! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!

      Linda

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  30. I love tuna salad with cream cheese in it. It just gives it that added something and if you put it in a melt it's extra delicious. Thanks for linking up to the Country Fair Blog Party!

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    1. Val- this is so darn good. I'm surprised I even got a photo!

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Linda

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  31. Dropping by from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! (Congrats on being featured).
    Definitely an interesting combination; I love the pecan and grapes, in particular. I might have to try it (minus the sweet relish...I'm from Iowa and I didn't even know sweet relish existed until I moved away from the state). Do you eat it plain, serve on bread, or serve on salad? The pic showed lettuce under it, so I'm assuming salad?
    Jennie

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    1. Thank you Jennie.

      I grew lettuce this winter and had a salad. It was delicious and know I will be making it again.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Linda

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  32. This looks so delicious! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.

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