In the summer when it is very hot we do not necessarily like to cook all that much inside. We are actually overdue for a new air conditioner for the house and so even turning on the stovetop can add unwanted extra heat to the house this time of year. The following are some of my favorites from Bumble Bee Foods that I will be making this summer on those hot days. If some of the ingredients need cooked a bit I do this all on one day and keep in the fridge.
While this are tuna salads – they are not the type where it is tuna mixed up with moist stuff. For these salads you actually want to buy the more premium Bumble Bee tunas available. Even though they all may come from a can (or pouch) there is a huge difference in texture and taste. My preference is the Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Very Low Sodium Solid White Albacore tuna in the gold cans.
Tuna Salad Rustico – This salad has asparagus which is a favorite of mine. You can steam it like the recipe calls for or grill it (my favorite way). I love that this has capers in it too (optional) since they give a nice tang to any dish I think.
Santa Fe Tuna Salad – This one is like a Mexican chopped salad with the taco seasonings, beans, and creamy dressing. While this recipe just says “ranch dressing”, there are some great no-fat or low-fat ranch dressing recipes out there to use.
Greek Tuna Salad – I actually do not like olives all that much, but I love everything else in this salad so I will still make it. Hubby and son both love olives so I will just give my share to them.
Italian Tuna Salad – This recipe calls for Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Tonno in Olive Oil Solid Light Tuna – this may be harder to find, but it is worth it. I’m not sure if I would like the canned white beans (I’m picky about bean textures), but I do love garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and might just use only those when I make this.
Do any of these sound good to you? Do you have your own salads that you put tuna on in the summer that you would like to share?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Bumble Bee Foods Bee Squad and as such receive certain privileges from the company. Opinions are always my own.
In this post I also mentioned Nakano of which I am also a brand ambassador.
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