I hate mayonaise. Truly. I find it absolutely disgusting. Mix mayonaise with a decent food like tuna fish and I just about lose my marbles. Why, oh why, does it have to be so? Can't there be a better way to have your tuna sandwich?
Well, it turns out there is. Several years ago, I discovered a tuna salad at Whole Foods which was mayonaise-free. It had olive oil and lemon and all sort of glorious other ingredients. It was delicious on everything but I particularly liked to eat it on French rye with a slice of Swiss cheese. (Very international, I know.) I started making my own and it became the perfect light summer meal. Here's the rough recipe:
1 pkg. of solid white tuna
juice from one lemon
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 a green apple
handful of dried, sweetened cranberries
salt and pepper
Mix together. (All ingredients can be altered to suit your taste.)
A couple of days ago I was in Whole Foods and saw the apple and cranberry tuna salad in the premade food section. It looked different (and thus caught my eye) so I read the ingredients for the first time in years. There it was right at the top of the list: mayonaise. Gone were the lemon juice and olive oil.
Bastards. Oh well, make your own and you might still have money left over to send your kid to college.