Monday, 29 October 2012

Tuna salad with cherries



If you have a can of tuna, you have all you need for the makings of a meal.  This time I did a Tuna Salad with Cherries

I just prepared some salad items I had in the fridge and put them into a bowl with the tuna chunks.  I used ½ a red onion, sliced.  ½ a camembert cheese (torn into chunks).  Some gherkin chopped up.  Part of a red bell pepper chopped.  A chopped tomato (with most of the seeds squeezed out first).  The sliced bottom of a couple of spring onions (scallions) – keep the sliced green tops for garnish.

When it was all on the plat I popped a pile of pitted cherries (bottled ones) on the top and drizzled the whole thing with a dressing before scattering the green spring onion slices on top.

For the dressing I just mixed a bit of the cherry juice from the jar the cherries came in, some crème fraiche, some hot chilli jam, salt and pepper.

I also dotted some horseradish sauce around and some chutney.

Fresh and yum.

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24 comments:

  1. This is tuna kicked up a notch, for sure! Love the cherry touch. So glad to find your blog and I'm looking forward to following for more good recipes!

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  2. Yes, I DO have a can of tuna!! You do have a knack for turning something plain into something FANCY!!! Looks delicious!

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  3. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
    -meandmr.com

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  4. Oh my, this sounds delish! I'm keeping this in mind next time I open a can of plain tuna. =)

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  5. This may be the most sophisticated tuna salad I've ever seen! Thank you for linking up this week with See Ya In the Gumbo. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  6. I am a big fan of cherries and tuna...who would have thought to put these together?!?! Yum!

    Visiting from Marvelous Mondays...thanks for sharing! I am one of this week's co-hosts, please take a look at MilwakeeKitchen.blogspot.com to learn more about my Milwaukee Kitchen! Sara

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  7. Love the combo!
    I would also love to have you share this (or any other of your recipes) at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party, and maybe claim a spot with a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame. Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/october-31st-2012.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  8. I never would have thought to add cherries to a salad. I'll have to remember this one!
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday!

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  9. Hi Carole,
    Wow, this Tuna Salad looks great with the addition of the cherries, I would love to try this recipe. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Carole,
    This tuna salad is right up my husbands alley. He loves tuna. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

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  11. Looks absolutely delicious, and great colors! I think a tuna salad is in my immediate future...

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  12. I'll never be able to eat my boring old tuna salad again - yum!

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  13. I can't say I would ever have though of tuna and cherries together. really. lol

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  14. Wow! sounds awesome. I've put grapes in my tuna but never cherries. I'm definitely going to try it.

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  15. Sounds delicious! Wondering if the cherries are the same as the sour cherries that come in a can...

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  16. I love your creativity; that tuna salad looks amazing.

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  17. Cherries and tuna? Okay -- a brand new combination to try. How creative :)!

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  18. I never thought of tuna fish and cherries-that does sound good.

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  19. I would never have thought of cherries in a dish like this but, it's beautiful! Very creative.

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  20. Beautiful dish! I love all the colors and flavors of that recipe.

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  21. Kudos to you for making such an eclectic salad and it really sounds delish. I love mixing salty, sweet, savory, etc. all in one dish. Makes for some excitement in every bite. :)

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  22. YUM! this looks good. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you join us again.

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  23. I can almost imagine the flavor sensations! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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