Tuna Salad – not my mother’s…. — 12 Comments

  1. Love the dressing recipe – we use lots of sour cream dressings in Estonia, but never season it with mustard or such like. I think I can easily adapt your yogurt dressing recipe for using here..

  2. Yum, this looks good. I have been making creamy dressing with yogurt and mustard, too.

  3. Hooray, a healthy salad that uses tarragon — which I have in such abundance in my garden right now that I’m looking for every which way to use it!

  4. It does look good and I’m intrigued by the combo of tuna and tarragon. I haven’t ever seen whole wheat farfalle here; would love to find some.

  5. I love tarragon! I caanot seem to find it here since we moved to FL and I am getting a little desperate, but that’s a whole other story! I love tuna with pasta and tuna with cannellini beans! So this sounds like comfort food heaven!

  6. One thing my girls LOVE in the USA is my dad’s macaroni salad! He now calls it “pasta salad” and actually makes it with different types of pasta, but it is the basic American “macaroni” salad of yore: summer comfort food.
    I never really met the tuna version, though. Does that mean I could be younger than someone — anyone? Nope, probably not…

  7. Pille, I started substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream when we lived in Andorra – it was as close as I could get. Now it’s just handy – I always have yogurt in the fridge.
    Meredith, Great minds…and all that!
    Lydia, tarragon can get kind of out of control, but I love it and use lots…not as much as it produces, tho… LOL
    Kalyn, I like tarragon with any kind of fish. I put it in ‘tartar sauce’, too!
    Betty, My mother occasionally made it without tuna – but then we kids didn’t eat it… And (she says prosaically) of course your younger then someone! Aren’t we all?
    I love it that it’s your dad’s dish!
    Jenn, I think tarragon likes it a bit cooler. Maybe they grow it in winter?

  8. I can do this~oh, and you added the tarragon-this must be heavenly!You are so clever with your herbs, i love it !

  9. Great post-fab story (I remember all those decades and their variations)and a terrific new healthful salad to make. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  10. Jann, I love tarragon with fish, especially tuna.
    Anh, it expands easily for parties, picnics, leftovers…
    Ruth, I wonder if I would still like the old version….loaded with mayo and cheese…
    yeah, I’d like it!

  11. The answer to what to do with a leftover topping for salmon that had plain Greek yogurt, lemon, and tarragon! And I still have the other half cup of yogurt! Thanks!
    (But I still make our family’s variant on the 50s macaroni salad for covered dish suppers …)