Note: Measure fillings/additions with your heart! The more fillings inside the salad, the more “dressing” it will need.

Important Note about Food Safety:
You shouldn’t use veggies that have mold on them or smell foul or bitter. They’ve likely gone bad, and should be added to your compost! For your greens, they’ve gone bad if they’ve turned a yellowish color and/or appear slimy.

Option 1: The Classic

  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Celery
  • Tuna
  • Onion
  • Capers

Recommendation: add tuna salad filling to a grilled cheese for a fun sandwich twist!

Option 2: Mediterranean

  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon
  • Garlic (roasted/fresh)
  • Tuna
  • Capers, olives, chickpeas
  • Cucumbers (for immediate eating- don’t let sit for more than 12 hours)
  • Parsley

Recommendation: serve over a bed of quinoa or mixed into quinoa

Option 3: Cajun

  • Hard boiled eggs (optional)
  • Red pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Celery
  • Tuna
  • Onion
  • Mustard
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onions

Recommendation: serve over a bed of mixed greens with your favorite dressing

Option 4: Curry

  • Yogurt/mayo
  • Tuna
  • Curry (turmeric, cumin, chili powder)
  • Sliced almonds/cashews
  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Raisins/ Sliced Grapes (optional)

Recommendation: serve in a flavored sandwich wrap

Option 5: Edamame Miso

  • Edamame
  • Dried Seaweed/ Furikake
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • White Miso paste
  • Tuna

Recommendation: serve over rice with a sliced avocado

Option 6: Tuscan Sandwich

  • Capers
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Basil
  • Tuna

Recommendation: serve on ciabatta bread

Donating versatile foods that remain good for a long period of time are the perfect types of donations for food banks and pantries, like tuna! It’s also a great way to reduce food waste, especially considering around 35% of food produced in America goes unsold or uneaten – and 43% of that waste comes from households.

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