Friday, May 20, 2011

Barbie's Tuna Salad

I truly hate giving up this recipe. There are a couple of recipes that a girl likes to keep in the secret archives to pull out at the right moment and this just happens to be one of them.  Back in July of '09 I published my favorite secret Bar-B-Que Beans recipe and today I'm giving up the tuna recipe.  Both simple and quite frankly delicious.

I found this little gem on (Allrecipes is my goto place when I have an ingredient leftover that I don't know what to do with. Just plug in the ingredient and like magic you have a way to use it.) This tuna salad recipe has been reviewed by 738 people and has received a rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars.  It even has curry powder in it and they still love it.

The name "Barbie's Tuna Salad" has always seemed quite weird to me. Where the recipe originally came from is still a mystery to me. When I make it I like to picture a lady from the 1960's, wearing a bikini, caring a tray of tea sandwiches, around a swimming pool saying "Canape anyone?"

I like to go top drawer with the tuna.  No Starkist here - I prefer the top shelf Albacore tuna from Costco :-).

Barbie's Tuna Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serving 4


Not too top shelf - Aldi Mayo and generic relish
1 (7ounce) can white tuna, drained and flaked
6 Tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1/8 Teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
1/4 Teaspoon curry powder
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 Teaspoon dried dill weed
1 pinch garlic powder


In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and onion flakes. Season with curry powder, parsley, dill and garlic powder. Mix well and serve with crackers or on a sandwich.

I love to put this out for guests with crackers and it's great on crusty toasted bread with lettuce and tomato.

Polish Pottery my friend Robin gave for my birthday

When my kids decide to marry it will be on the buffet table along with my bar-b-que beans and my favorite Filipino Cracker Nuts whether they like it or not!!!

Life is good - enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds delicious and I need to eat more tuna. I love allrecipes as well. And the Polish pottery is gorgeous!