This Curried Tuna Tomato Salad makes a healthy, tasty lunch that’s sure to be a new favorite!
If you’re looking for some new, fresh lunch ideas, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you. This Curried Tuna and Tomato Salad is a fun twist on regular tuna salad. I love a good tuna salad for lunch (a favorite is this Avocado Tuna Salad)–it’s a great way to add some omega-3s into my diet and is always easy to prepare.
This version uses curry powder, turmeric, salt, and pepper for flavor, apples and celery for texture, and tomatoes make a fantastic vessel for holding the salad.
I was originally inspired to create this by a recipe I found in an old cookbook I bought at an antique store. It’s called My Favorite Recipes and was published in 1974. I bought this cookbook that was published before I was born because older recipes fascinate me and I thought it’d be fun to read and possibly be inspired.
This Curried Tuna Tomato Salad caught my eye and I wanted to try it, but there was an ingredient I’d never heard of: 1/2 teaspoon “Accent.”
I did what any home cook would do, I googled it. The result to my “What is Accent seasoning” query (I figured out it must be a seasoning) and the answer was simply, this:
So clearly I didn’t follow the recipe exactly as I left out the MSG.
But I still have “My Favorite Recipes: Every Recipe a Prize Winner” to thank for the recipe inspiration. This was a delicious lunch that will be part of my regular rotation from now on. I hope you’ll try it!
How to Prepare Curried Tuna Tomato Salad
- In a medium bowl, combine 2 cans tuna, 1 cup diced apple, 1/2 cup diced celery, 1/3 cup mayo, 3/4 teaspoon curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
Once it is well combined, place it in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the tomatoes.
2. Cut the top from 8 medium tomatoes.
3. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh.
4. Fill the tomato cavity with the tuna salad. Serve as is or on a bed of lettuce!
If you’re looking for more unique tuna salad recipes, give this Apple Cranberry Tuna Salad recipe a go!
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