Spicy Tuna Salad

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Tuna is one of those foods you either love or hate. I actually love tuna but often forget about it when it comes to making a meal. Of course tuna is also one of those foods that requires lots of tender loving care to jazz it up and make it delicious.

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I thought I would jazz up my tuna by making it spicy. A little cayenne for heat and a few sliced almonds helped to give the tuna salad a nice texture and an extra kick of flavor. Sometimes folks like to just have the basics when they fix tuna salad – eggs, mayo, salt and pepper. I like to mix it up with the crunch of celery, the sweetness of relish, the nuttiness of sliced almonds along with the usual eggs, mayo, salt and pepper.

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One of the best things about tuna salad is that it can be turned into a few different recipes. You can eat it as a sandwich, use it to top a nice green salad, put it on crackers, add it to pasta or create an appetizer. No matter how you decide to eat tuna salad think about spicing it up and give your taste buds a reason to tingle.

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Spicy Tuna Salad

2 small cans of albacore tuna well drained
2 boiled eggs chopped
1 stalk celery diced
1 small can green chiles well drained
2 tbsp roasted red peppers chopped
1 tbsp Italian parsley chopped
1tsp dill
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cilantro
1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
2 tbsp mayonnaise
5 dashes hot sauce
½ toasted sliced almonds
Juice from 1 small lemon

Mix all ingredients In a large bowl. Chill for 30 minutes. Enjoy as a sandwich, on crackers, on a green salad or a tasty appetizer.


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