This is from my mother's Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library from the 70's. I've been enjoying it for 3 decades! It's so delicious, and not as hard as the recipe is lengthy. It makes even a novice cook look pretty darn impressive!
This isn't any old tuna salad sandwich. Filled with hummus (Middle Eastern chickpea dip), sesame oil, cumin and cilantro, this is a tuna salad like you've probably never had before. Pack it in pita pockets along with a slices of tomato and lettuce. I am not a cilantro fan, so I leave it out.
A crunchy flavor packed tuna salad that would work great for lunch or a light supper. The original recipe first appeared in Jolie Warner's "take a can of tuna" and as presented includes my modifications. What distinguishes this recipe is the addition of fresh basil which adds a sweet grassy flavor in contrast to the heat of the curry. Serve sandwiches with a crispy salad and enjoy. You could also turn this into an entree salad and serve pita wedges on the side. As presented, this is intended to be eaten shortly after preparation. If you are planning to chill it a few hours, I would suggest scaling back the curry powder as the flavor grows stronger and overshadows the other flavors in the salad.
One part of a "let's see what we have in the house" flavor packed dinner full of herbs - Tuna Pabuca (patty, burger, cake - everyone seems to call it something different) with Two Radish-Caper Sauce, Recipe #267780, and Recipe #267786.
These little cakes are very good. If you like yours spicier, use more Cajun seasoning. They are delicious for dinner or even for breakfast. Excellent served with Ralph & Kacoo's Tarter Sauce or just lemon wedges.
Trust me you will be craving this often once you try it! --- you may use regular white salt but the seasoned salt is better, also use as much cheese and tomato slices as desired, I sometimes add in some chopped sweet yum yum pickles to the tuna filling too --- low-fat mayonnaise and cheese may be used :)
I made this recipe last night with things that I had on-hand, I must say that I had no leftovers -- from my kids to their friends, me and Pube....We all loved this! It's so easy that I'm a bit embarrassed to post...But it's one of our new favorites!
I cooked for a wealthy old lady that felt the 'help' shouldn't have shrimp, so when I prepared Shrimp Creole for her and her family I made this for the 'help'. The hominy turns pink and looks like shrimp and the tuna gives it taste