It's surprising how a few herbs can brighten up tuna salad. Made with reduced-fat mayonnaise, this version from Billie Moss gets zip from mustard. "It makes a great light lunch or Sunday brunch item," she notes from El Sobrante, California.
In Skellytown, Texas, Jennifer Harris perks up her fresh-tasting tuna salad with flavorful salsa. Bright corn and green pepper add pretty color to the mixture. Served on a bed of lettuce, it makes a great light lunch.
"I came up with this simple but delicious salad one night when my husband and I decided it was time to eat light," says Laura McAllister from Morganton, North Carolina. "It has become one of our favorites that we enjoy a few times each month."
If your idea of tuna salad is laden with mayo, kick the can and make tuna steaks instead. They're quick and delicious on a bed of greens and can be easily replaced with another favorite fish. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
"My family loves avocados, and this delicious salad is perfect on days you don't want to spend a lot of time cooking," writes Vicki Smith of Okeechobee, Florida. "Served with soup and bread it makes a tasty meal anytime."
"My family has enjoyed this pretty salad for many years," comments Shelly Kaiser of Louisville, Kentucky. "To save time, use prepared balsamic dressing instead of making it yourself. Serve this salad with sourdough French bread for an easy dinner," she suggests.
You can dress up this scrumptious salad and take it most anywhere—from a picnic to a potluck. "Since it's so easy to prepare, I make this nutritious salad often when we're camping," reports Patricia Smith of Canby, Oregon. "It's a real crowd-pleaser in hot weather. Leftovers keep well, too."
My husband and I traveled to Europe where we had the best Nicoise Salad with freshly caught tuna. This is my take on that fabulous meal. All you need is a fork and a piece of crusty baguette! —Cheryl Woodson, Liberty, Missouri