Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
My mom and I made this up when I was visiting last weekend... High protein and very tasty. She ate this with pork rinds (low carber) while I had it on bread. Other seasonings and amounts can be added to your taste, I'm sure. Tuna salads tend to be flexible. Not sure of the yield so I guessed, since I didn't measure.
- 1 (7 ounce) can tuna in water, drained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1⁄2 cup shredded colby (a good handful) or 1⁄2 cup monterey jack cheese (a good handful)
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
- 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl, stirring well to combine.
- Enjoy with bread, crackers, pork rinds, or with a spoon. Would also be good on lettuce.
EXCELLENT creation! I didn't get the beans or tomatoes drained quite enough before stirring everything together, but despite that, my family GOBBLED this up! They ate it on Roasted Garlic Triscuits & on bread as a sandwich. DH made me promise to keep this recipe close at hand. It's inexpensive, handy ingredients & quick to make. To counteract my not draining enough to begin with, I set the whole mixture in a mine mesh strainer, over a large bowl, & just let it drain itself for about 10 minutes. By the time DH was done mowing the lawn & came in to eat it was perfect. In the future I'll probably put the beans & tomatoes over the strainer before adding them to the mixture, just to make sure I do a good job. ;) Thanks for an awesome snack, lunch or light dinner, Queen Roachie! Made & enjoyed for Spring 2010 Pick A Chef. You've been adopted! :) http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=327498&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Made this as a side dish the other night for dinner and it was really well-received by my guest and myself.