A wonderful combination of flavors are found in this delicious recipe. Not your typical tuna salad. Positively superb.

Tuna and Cucumber with Citrus Mayonnaise
Recipe type: Salads and Dressings
Serves: 4
  • 1 can tuna packed in water (12-ounce); well-drained
  • 1/2 Cup minced celery
  • 1 Cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons minced white onion
  • 3/4 Cup non-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 12 pink grapefruit sections
  • 2 whole-wheat pitas
  1. In a medium bowl, break up the tuna with a fork and stir in the celery, cucumber and white onion. In a separate small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, lemon and orange zest, green onion, parsley and salt. Fold the mayonnaise into the tuna until it is evenly mixed. Chill until ready to serve, at least 1 hour.
  2. Just before serving, divide the tuna mixture evenly among 4 chilled plates lined with a lettuce leaf. Garnish each with 3 grapefruit slices and a pita half. You can also spoon this salad on crackers for a quick snack.
This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 284 calories; 1,140 mg sodium; 15 mg cholesterol; 2 grams fat; 41 grams carbohydrates; 30 grams protein; 0.92 gram fiber.

NOTES: Recipe by Donna Deane, Times Test Kitchen Director

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