The Perfect Salad (Chicken and Tuna Style)

I love chicken/tuna salad. Mom makes her tuna salad with relish, eggs, mayo, onions, Lawry’s, Garlic Powder and a little bit of celery. I love her recipe. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods.

I wanted to be more original and find veggies and new flavors. Here are a few suggestions!

Chicken Salad

If you have chicken breasts or access to a whole chicken (and the patience to clean the carcass), they make for the best salad. Canned varieties are okay, but they lack adequate flavor.

I had a lunch container with chicken from dinner last night and no fixins 🙁 I even got a baguette from Atwater’s. I had to do something for lunch. The salad bar at work has good variety so I got creative.

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Salad Bar Chicken Salad w/ Baquette

Salad Bar
I added marinated mushrooms and the three bean salad 🙂 Horseradish!!!





Apple Curry
At home, I made a version with apple, red bell pepper, curry seasoning, salt, pepper, and a little bit of mayonnaise. I ate this in some endive leaves 🙂 Mmmm 🙂

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Apple Curry Chicken Salad

Tuna Salad

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Tuna Salad Sandwich with Roasted Veggies

I made a tuna salad sandwich the other night with shredded carrot, ginger, leek, thai basil, salt, pepper, and a little mayo 🙂 It was a great main dish with the Carrot Ginger White Bean Soup 🙂

I’ve done tuna salad with my mom’s recipe, but I used wasabi mayo instead of Hellmann’s. So delicious!!


More than just sandwiches, you can eat your salad over crackers, endive, leafy greens, or all alone. I saw a recipe for tuna salad with hummus and tabbouleh. Mayo is not the most healthy condiment. Experiment with different flavors. Mash avocado!

How do you make your chicken/tuna salad?

April 7, 2011


Eggs, turkey sausage, and roasted veggies

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Somehow, I got my hands on the veggies packs ( and I used the leftovers to make breakfast. Add 2 eggs, over medium, and turkey sausage links. One bowl. GO IN!!!

Sweet potato, fresh rosemary, garlic, tossed in olive oil with salt and pepper

Chinese broccoli and Swiss chard, butter, salt, pepper, garlic, leek, rosemary, balsamic

Broccoli, butter, garlic, leek, salt, pepper, fresh Thai basil

Green beans, garlic, leek, olive oil, fresh rosemary, salt, pepper, balsamic

March 15, 2011