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Tuna Salad with Dehydrated Vegetables

Tuna Salad with
Dehydrated Vegetables

This easy-to-make tuna salad with dehydrated vegetables is great served on this super easy bread.

Toss a scoopful in a green salad to help get your daily greens!

Tuna Salad, in a green bowl

I find adding onion and celery lends a nice crunch to the tuna salad! Spread some of this tuna fish salad on your very own homemade bread!

Toast the bread for a nice crunch, or leave un-toasted for a soft bite.

YES!!! You CAN Bake Your Own Bread...

Yes, you can easily bake your own bread, and I've been doing it for a while now. There's such a sense of fulfillment in knowing that what you're eating has been 'prepared from scratch' and not from a cardboard box mix.

What are the Different Kinds of Tuna Fish?

There are several different types of tuna fish, including albacore, bluefin, bigeye, and yellowfin.

Each type of tuna has its own unique flavor and texture. Also, different types of tuna vary in terms of their fat content.

Ingredients for Tuna Salad with Dehydrated Vegetables

How to Make this Super-Simple Tuna Salad

  1. Rehydrate the celery and onion in a jug of cold water.
  2. Drain the tuna as best you can in the kitchen sink, use a sieve, or squeeze out excess water with your fingers/hands.
  3. Spoon out the mayo and sour cream in a dish and mix well with the celery and onion.
  4. Add the two cans of tuna, and mix well.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, and chill the tuna salad in the fridge.

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Want to Use Fresh Ingredients?

If you want to use fresh ingredients that you may have on hand, do this:

diced red onion and celery stalks on cutting board

Exchange the dry ingredients in the recipe, above, for these fresh ingredients listed below!

  • 3 tablespoons of finely diced/chopped celery
  • 1/8 red or white onion, peeled and finely diced

What is the Nutritional Value of Tuna?

Tuna is a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins B6 and B12.

Additionally, tuna is low in saturated fat and calories.


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Here's How to Make EASY
MEALS with Dried Food

Recipe Book

20 Taste-Tested EASY Recipes - eBook or paperback

actually, there are 26 recipes!

🍕 Pizza!
🥧  Shepherd's Pie!
🥘  Beef Stew!

plus Cauliflower Soup and Cauliflower Mash, along with crazy Carrot Soup!

Decadent Desserts:

Carrot Cake and Cranberry Pineapple Pie and more...

The recipes also include the food ingredient amounts to use when you have fresh food on hand!


Tuna Salad Sandwich

Consider Using Tuna in Oil Too!

If you're not weight-watching and you prefer a little oil in your tuna salad, try this: use one can of tuna 'in water', and the other can of tuna fish 'in oil'

Tuna in Foil Pouches

Another option to be aware of is tuna packed in foil pouches... they're great! There's no excess water in the pouch, so to me, it's even more flavorful!

If using canned tuna, don't add ALL the oil (or water) as that will make it too soggy and we don't want it dripping out of the sandwich onto your clothing! :-)

Here is the link for the 'beginner' bread recipe which we have used over and over and it tastes awesome... and a link for Anita's Super Easy Bread, which is what I bake all the time! 

I LOVE it. With Anita's bread (in the link above), just mix the bread up in a bowl, leave it alone for 2 hrs, shape it, then bake it for 25 minutes. It doesn't get much easier than that!

The hard part is actually waiting for the bread to cool down... :-)

If You're Into Grilled Tuna Steaks... and Who Isn't?

Here are some tasty seasoning suggestions to add to your tuna steaks before grilling:

  • Lemon Pepper - The citrus and peppery spice is a perfect complement to the rich tuna flavor. Use some zest and juice along with cracked black peppercorns.
  • Soy Sauce & Brown Sugar - A quick marinade of soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, and ginger lends a lovely caramelized flavor.
  • Cajun Spice - A Cajun or Creole seasoning blend adds warmth through spices like paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne, and onion/garlic powder.
  • Fresh Herbs - Chopped fresh rosemary, thyme, oregano, and extra virgin olive oil makes a simple marinade, letting the tuna shine.
  • Teriyaki Sauce - Salty-sweet teriyaki sauce with toasted sesame oil and seeds marinates the tuna beautifully.
  • Lemon Herb Butter - Top grilled tuna steaks with seasoned lemon butter mixing fresh herbs into melted butter.
  • Caper Relish - Coarsely chop capers, parsley, and a bit of lemon zest makes for a tangy, briny relish topping.

Go easy on using thicker sauces so you won't overpower the wonderful rich tuna flavor in the cooking process.

Let the tuna marinate for 30 minutes up to 2 hours before grilling over high heat.

The best way to cook tuna depends on the type of tuna and your personal preferences. Tuna can be cooked rare, medium-rare, or well-done.

It can also be grilled, baked, poached, or seared.

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