Curry & Parmesan Tuna Salad


I know, it sounds like a weird, never gonna work combination; but it is actually wicked tasty, and perfect for sammiches, as an actual salad, and even as a dip for crackers.

I came across the original recipe years ago on, and have made a few changes to suit my mood and my tastes.

I totally skip the called for dill, but will sometimes add garlic and pickle relish.

The main constants are the tuna, the curry powder, and the cheese.

•1/2 cup diced red onion
•1/2 cup diced celery
•1 can tuna
•1 tbsp grated Parmesan (or Romano)
•2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
•1/2 tsp curry powder
•1/2 tsp poppy seed
•1/2 cup mayonnaise

Additional Add Ins:
•2 tbsp pickle relish
•1/8 tsp garlic powder
•Sliced scallions

Stir the mayonnaise together with the Parmesan, parsley, curry powder, and poppy seeds until well blended.

Drain the tuna – I like oil packed, but use what you prefer – then stir in to the mayonnaise mixture along with the onion, celery, and anything else you may happen to like; the relish and garlic are both an especially nice addition.

Transfer to a bowl, cover tightly, and stash in the fridge, ideally for at least a couple of hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Nicely different, but still totally a comfort food dish.

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