Betcha didn’t know that tuna salad is one of the most commonly packed picnic foods! With spring just around the corner, it’s time to dust off the ol’ wicker basket, pack a comfy blanket and bring along a few cans of your favorite albacore for the perfect afternoon picnic!
The guys and gals at Wild Planet supplied us with two totally creative tuna recipes. WP’s Open Face Wild Albacore Lemony Tuna Melt is quite the mouthful. Combined with melted Monterey Jack, vine ripened tomato and spread on lightly toasted ciabatta bread:
The second from Wild Planet is their dynamite Mediterranean Tuna Salad. This no-cook, picnic-perfect recipe will add a pinch of pizzazz to your meal! Additional ingredients include marinated artichoke hearts, pitted Kalamata olives, red bell pepper and chick peas:
Colman’s is an English manufacturer of mustard and other sauces. They’ve been around a long time! Here’s their take on the classic tuna sandwich…it’s a Colman’s Original!
Let’s switch gears for these Tuna Stuffed Bell Peppers. The tuna itself is tossed with chopped cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms, and Kalamata olives, then mixed with cottage cheese…
This Asian Tuna Salad is a healthy twist. Next time, pick up some soba noodles, veggies, and sesame oil at the grocery store. Your tuna can be warm or cold with the soba noodles — both ways are delish!
This Tuna Melt from Rachael Ray stands alone — and without any mayo! It comes together in a snap with thinly sliced fennel, Provolone and a garlic-lemon dressing:
Find a quiet spot in the Texas Hill Country, even your own backyard soon. The weather WILL shape up. After all, these are year-round recipes to reuse time and time again.