Fancy Tuna Salad

We didn’t go out to eat a lot when I was growing up. Occasionally we would get hoagies or pizza out. Sometimes hitting up the golden arches but that was rare and my mom really really really didn’t feel like cooking on those instances.

On the off chance that I was out at a restaurant some place, I noticed that the chicken salad and tuna salad sandwichs were always on croissants.

Being at a restaurant and seeing a croissant instantly equaled fancy in my mind.  Dining out was a privilege and meant for special occasions.  Croissants were exotic and Parisian, automatically labeling them as decadent.

I never ordered those sandwiches though, always admiring them but not connecting.

On a recent grocery trip, Scott noticed that the croissants were on sale and suggested picking some up.  The thing to know about Scott is that he doesn’t often suggest getting food.  The only requests are that he will on occasion ask me to prepare a specific dish but otherwise not a peep out of him.

The rare moment when he suggests purchasing something, it immediately goes in the cart.

Croissants on sale and I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.  Fancy tuna salad sandwiches!

Not a specific recipe because I just tossed this together but you’ll get the gist of it.

Andrea’s Fancy Tuna Salad 

  • 2 Croissants
  • 1 can of Tuna, (in oil or water, your choice)
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Chopped Celery
  • Greek Yogurt (2% Fage for us)
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Romain lettuce leaves, 2-4

Drain tuna and add to a medium sized mixing bowl. Add all ingredients except for the croissants and lettuce leaves. Gently combine and allow to sit for about 10 minutes in the fridge before serving.

Cut croissants in half, add lettuce and tuna salad.  Serve and enjoy!

If I hadn’t been out of dill, there were have been some of that in the salad as well!

I didn’t put amounts with the ingredients because that is entirely up to you!  I will say that just one small can of tuna, you don’t need much dijon and yogurt.  I probably used about a tablespoon of dijon and may two tablespoons of yogurt.  The onion and celery are just enough for flavor and crunch.  Not too much otherwise they will overpower the tuna.

I like a lot of ground pepper in with salads like these, so I used a bunch and just a pinch of sea salt and garlic powder.

This was a quick and simple lunch to put together.  Of course being on the croissant made the lunch more fancy and special.

Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food!  Enjoy! 

9 thoughts on “Fancy Tuna Salad

  1. Mmm. Tuna salad on croissants (or really anything) is delicious. My stomach rumbled a little just now.

    Do you like capers and/or pickles? I find that a nice way to make tuna salad “fancy” is to toss in some briney little capers or some diced up pickles. I like the tang!

  2. I’m all about fancy tuna salad! I make it quite often for lunch. My recipe is almost just like this with the yogurt and dijon. I love the idea of the dill. I’ll have to try that next time!

  3. Love tuna salad and Chip likes it too. I sometimes add a boiled egg and I like to do the mustard/mayo combo in mine too. Think I will try the greek yogurt next time.

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