Tuna Salad with Grapes and Lemon Tarragon Dressing

Salads are one of the best ways to showcase grapes. No matter what sort you toss up, grapes can help meld flavors and...

Salads are one of the best ways to showcase grapes. No matter what sort you toss up, grapes can help meld flavors and bring out the best in all the ingredients. In chicken, turkey and seafood salads, grapes add a contrasting texture, pretty colour, and a welcome, subtle sweetness that's unexpected. This tuna salad recipe is a favorite.

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 2 Cups solid white tuna (drained)
  • 1 Cup red California seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/3 Cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup diced celery
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons diced yellow onion
  • 1/3 Cup Lemon Tarragon Dressing

For the dressing

  • 1/3 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon tarragon vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried tarragon leaves, crushed
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

For the salad

In a large bowl, gently break up, but do not mash the drained tuna. Add the grapes, walnuts, diced celery, and onion Stir to mix.

For the dressing

Whisk dressing ingredients together.

Combine with tuna mixture until evenly moistened. Keep chilled in a covered container until ready to serve.

Tuna Salad Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Tuna Salad Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.