So over the long weekend, temps way up in the 90’s (oh why is the weather so craaaazy this year?) I somehow got the idea that I wanted some of that Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad. You know the one I mean, all cool, creamy deliciousness with a few crunchy veggies and that tuna that somehow melds in and makes everything so rich.
I was at a picnic not too long ago and someone had brought this old-fashioned salad along. You wouldn’t believe how fast it went. Sometimes these simple, old-fashioned recipes really hit the spot; they’re almost a welcome relief! Of course, I had to show it to my to my son and his girlfriend. It’s a great little recipe to have on a hot summer’s day for home or to bring somewhere.
I love a good tuna melt, and sometimes I make them super simple, but honestly? That can get a little boring. And while I’m making no claims that a cheesy, melty sandwich like this is healthy, I think it has a little edge. So I’ll just call this Healthier Tuna Salad or Tuna Melts.
For years, my daughter’s been describing this casserole to me, a family favorite of her in-laws. For years, in my head, I’ve been thinking: Do we NEED another Tuna Casserole? The “We” being not just our family, but the whole collective of people in general; the world as a whole! One taste of this Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole with Green Olives was all it took to change my mind.
You’ll know the living is easy when you Cold Tuna Salad with Green Beans. I know Cold Tuna. Green Beans. That might not sound too inspired, but wait! There’s more. There are gorgeous little cherry tomatoes and of all things, white beans. And that’s all set off by this fabulous Herby Lemon Vinaigrette. The combination is so amazing. The tuna is set off by the fresh, perfectly cooked green beans, the creamy white beans, and the bright tomatoes. This is everyday ingredients transformed.