"This recipe makes a nice light tuna salad. The orange and pecans add a pleasantly sweet and nutty effect, and there is no mayo! It tastes great on sandwiches, with saltines and even plain!" — BakingLizzy
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1 (12 ounce) can
water packed tuna, drained and flaked
fat free sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons
sweet pickle relish
fresh orange juice
garlic salt to taste
onion powder to taste
ground black pepper to taste
Short review:loved it.
- a 6 oz can of tuna
- 1 tbl of fat free nayonaise (soy based product)
- 1 tbl of "hot dog relish" (mustard/relish mixed)
- 1 tbl orange juice
- a nut mix of soy nuts, peanuts, cashews and sesame seeds with garlic powder and other spices already on it.
The flavor of the salad was overall "brighter" and different from normal tuna salad, but not so different as to be odd. I thought the taste and texture were both great. The only thing I didn't like was that the nuts became somewhat soft after sitting in the tuna salad overnight. However, it is possible that it has something to do with the type of nuts I used. Sometime, I'll have to try it with pecans or walnuts and see how it turns out.
This was ok but I think it may be better with chicken instead of tuna. I think the tuna flavor was a bit over powering for the rest of the ingredients. I'll try it with chicken next time.
This was deliciously different! I have a friend that was asking for a tuna salad w/o mayo in it...I am going to pass this one on to her. For a little extra sweetness, I added some chopped mandrin oranges after I tasted the original salad. I liked it even better with the man. oranges! Thanks for the post!
I didn't have onion powder, so I added a tablespoon or so of minced sweet onion. This is delicious!
I did not have sweet pickle relish, so instead minced one large celery stalk. Not a fan of garlic powder or onion powder so I did not include these elements. Very good taste, I just served it over whole grain bread. Thank you for sharing!
This is a very tasty twist to tuna! I didn't even have sour cream so I had to use mayo but even with mayo it was good. I never thought orange juice would add such a great flavor, and not to mention the pecans! Yummy!
Giving this a 5 star rating...we really liked it! Used it over a bed of Romaine lettuce w/boiled egg quarters on the side. Yummy w/a bowl of steaming chicken noodle soup.
My daughter loved it! She doesn't like mayo so it was a great recipe to try. I am making this again tomorrow, and will add mandarin orange slices as others suggested...
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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