Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Sicilian Tuna Salad

Well, that certainly was a long blogging break. I have to say, "I have really missed my blogging." The Christmas season is always a busy time for my family. I try to slow down a bit and spend as much time as I possibly can with them. My son and daughter are both teenagers now and will be grown and gone before I know it. I am really struggling with this.

In an attempt to get on a blogging schedule, I am going to be linking up with other blogs that I find interesting and helpful. I hope you will find a few new favorites as well. My first link this month is "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday" over at Blessed with Grace.

I'm re posting my version of Sicilian Tuna Salad to get started. I know a lot of you have tuna stockpiled and are looking for something different to do with it.

Sicilian Tuna Salad

12 oz. tuna (close as you can get with what you have on hand)

1 Roma tomato, diced

2 green onions, sliced or a little chopped onion

12 black olives, sliced

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or 1 cheese stick, chopped

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

2 to 3 tbsps olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Drain the tuna if using canned tuna. Put tuna in a large bowl and flake. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until everything is distributed throughout.

I love this salad on a croissant but Jessica loves it on whole wheat bread. What's your favorite bread for a tuna salad sandwich?

For more yummy recipes, hop on over to Blessed with Grace for "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday".


  1. that sounds really good I cant wait to try it out.

  2. Pami,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I took a peak at your blog. I love the s'more cupcake recipe. It has been really cold here lately and these will be perfect for around the fire pit.

  3. I like tuna & I like olives but never had them together, this sounds like a great sandwich to try, thanks for sharing!


  4. Helen,

    Thanks for stopping by. This is also really good as a snack on saltines or with pita chips.

  5. Woo-hoo! A way to use up some of this tuna. Everyone who stockpiles has way too much anyway.

    I love this type of sandwich on sourdough bread, but, I end up throwing most of it away as the kind I get comes from a local bakery and there's no preservatives, so, if you don't use it in a couple of days, the birds get it. That's O.K., though. I feed numerous cats. What's a few birds to add to the grocery list?

  6. Hey Vicki,

    I love sourdough bread. We also like to by fresh bread from the bakery but would never finish the loaf. You could tear up half the loaf and dry it a bit in the oven for a few minutes. Toss the toasted bread in the processer and make bread crumbs. Keep in an air tight container in the freezer for later use. You can't beat free bread crumbs from something that usually goes to waste.

  7. Sounds good! I think I would enjoy it on a croissant as well!