Until this year.
I've discovered two fantastic tuna dishes that I can't get enough of. Tuna corn salad, in particular, is amazing. The flavors are so fantastic together, especially with fresh ingredients. You really can't beat fresh tomatoes and herbs plus corn cut off the cob.
I'm not sure where or how I found this recipe. It was either Pinterest or a linky party a few weeks ago. I'm so glad I took a chance and made it for dinner one night. Doug thought it was a dinner party worthy recipe. He also claimed most of the leftovers over the next couple days. A winner for sure!
Tuna Corn Salad
from An Italian in my Kitchen
- 1 cup drained tuna (I used two cans)
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella, chopped
- 1 cup cooked sweet corn
- 20 halved cherry tomatoes
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- ½-1 green onion chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3-4 fresh basil leaves chopped
- 1½ teaspoons oregano
In a medium size bowl, add tuna, mozzarella, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes,celery, green onion, basil, oregano and toss gently. In a small bowl mix salt and vinegar and pour over tuna mixture. Then add the olive oil, gently toss together, let sit in fridge for 1 hour, and serve.
You know me, I messed with the ingredients a bit. The original recipe showed chopped up string cheese. I used fresh mozz and just chopped it. We also were swimming in garden tomatoes so I just chopped some of those up instead of using cherry tomatoes. And I boiled corn and cut it off the cob. I also neglected to fully read the directions and just mixed up all the dressing ingredients together and dumped them over the salad. It worked just fine.
A note: Perhaps don't eat this on your patio unless you have a way to combat flies. We had a gorgeous setup on the patio for a nice Sunday dinner. And then the flies descended, attracted by the tuna I assume. Within 6 minutes of getting set up, we were running for the house. Oh well. Dining al fresco doesn't always work out.
What's your favorite cold salad to make in the summer? We love light, easy summer salads and always love new recipes!
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