How fast can your child down a salad?

I was introduced to this recipe by my friend Joan.  She and her husband invited us over to dinner, and when they told us what they were having, I was hoping to find some excuse not to come.  On the table that night was Taco Tuna Salad.

But I had one bite and LOVED it.   And everyone else that I have served it to since.  I guarantee you’ll love it too.  We had it last night, and my 6 and 2 year old, who don’t go near salads, were gobbling up lettuce leaves and chomping on tomatoes — (and I didn’t even have to disguise them).

Tossed like a regular green salad, here are the ingredients.  Add or leave out what you wish.

  • Head of green leaf lettuce
  • White albacore tuna, mixed with dry taco seasoning. * using white albacore tuna eliminates that “tuna” taste, and absorbs the taco seasoning taste well.
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Chopped avocado
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped olives
  • Chopped bell peppers
  • Chopped monterey jack cheese

Generously pour on Catalina dressing as you toss the ingredients together.  Serve with tortilla chips.

In all, this dinner takes me 15 minutes to prepare, 0 minutes to cook, and I love watching my family enjoy their vegetables.

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About Heidi

My name is Heidi and I live on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. I have three young girls and a baby son, and a husband who makes me laugh. We love to turn up the music and dance in the livingroom, bend down and smell fresh grass, and play at the beach in the sunshine. I run a stand up paddle school, sharing good times with tourists on the island. I love teaching stand up paddling, and it proves a challenge to do a good job raising a family while running a business. Like my post? Please leave a comment.
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2 Responses to How fast can your child down a salad?

  1. Janae says:

    I’ve had it and Heidi’s right! It’s really good! Try it!

  2. Cheri says:

    Thank you!! We’ve been looking for ways to use our tuna storage supply…

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