When we were visiting The Voice set over vacation, I discovered something FANTASTIC. My almost-three-year-old PICKY eater will eat tuna salad! You see, television sets are a dangerous, dangerous place for little kids. There are scattered jars of M&M's and jelly beans and gum (so much gum!) and then trays of cookies and bars and sometimes they bring out something called Cookie Pie and serve it with ice cream and I die. Like I said, television sets are dangerous places for grown women who write food blogs. Anyway, I was bribing Etta to eat SOMETHING healthy before she dove into the candy jar, and tuna salad it was. We had tried it at home before, but after eating "The Voice" tuna (weird) I realized what I had done wrong. Mine was too chunky. This was whipped, and fluffy... a spread-like consistency. So when I got home, I decided to put my tuna in the food processor. It was delicious! Some mayo, some garlic salt, fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper...
Now we make Tiny Tuna Melts for the kids on crackers with white cheddar, and grown up versions on sourdough bread with sliced tomato and avocado. I pop both versions under the broiler and watch until the cheese gets bubbly and slightly golden (adding the avocado for the adult sandwiches at the end). You should definitely try the food processor trick for your tuna if you haven't already!
12 oz. tuna (I like solid albacore in water)
1/2 cup light mayo
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and Pepper
Drain tuna, and place in food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. Place in bowl, and add mayo and lemon juice. Stir until smooth. Add garlic salt, salt and pepper and taste until desired consistency is reached!