I know what you're thinking....
How can tuna fish be sophisticated?
Here's the back story:
Since I was a wee young chef, I've been making tuna salad the same way. Combine tuna with a tablespoon of mustard, mayo (I prefer Miracle Whip), and chopped pickles. That's how everyone eats it, right?
Well, my whole tuna world was turned upside down when I tasted the Greek tuna salad at Zoe's Kitchen. Hello tuna heaven! I've never been to Greece, but this is what I imagine eating in a little cafe by the water. Yum.
Mr. BMJ and I had a tuna cook-off (more like a tuna mix-off because there's really no cooking involved). I made the recipe below that I came up with based on the Zoe's Kitchen recipe and he made it the old fashioned way. Baby Girl was our judge and she preferred mine hands down.
Yay hooray! I won!
When Mr. BMJ tasted it, he said "well, it's definitely more sophisticated." There you have it. My Sophisticated Greek Tuna Salad was born!
Sophisticated Greek Tuna Salad
1 pack of white Albacore tuna in water
Handful of Kalamata olives, chopped
Approximately 2 Tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Dash of Italian seasoning or dried oregano
Salt and pepper
In a medium sized bowl, mix together all ingredients above. I don't measure out any of the ingredients, I just add until it tastes right. I would start out with about 2 Tbsp of olive oil and add as needed. I like the "Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning", but if you don't have that on hand, dried oregano works fine. The lemon juice adds a nice acidity. I like a ton of olives in mine but you can leave them out if you're not a fan. Salt and pepper to taste.
It makes a perfect, healthy lunch served with bagel chips, cheese, and grapes. Enjoy!
p.s. Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice? I'm coming down with Baby Girl's cold and it's quickly turning into a sinus infection and I don't like it. Not one bit.