Feta Tuna Salad Recipe

  Mar 16, 2016  |  #Eats

Hey there. Hope your week is going well! Did you make a bracket for March Madness? I did and I’m rooting for the alma mater, those Tar Heels!

So, let’s talk lunch lately. Lunch has been a version of this tuna salad on repeat – because it’s amazing. I made a few batches on Sunday since I was loving it so much. By the way, it’s difficult to make tuna look any sort of pretty but it’s all about the dill and feta here. And avvy.

tuna close up

The other night, I met up with Ed for a quick beer and bite before the Hornets’ game! We met at Alexander Michaels, which is a classic restaurant in the Fourth Ward, Charlotte. It’s had rave reviews on yelp so it’s been on my bucket list for quite some time! Here’s where the french fries come in..

almichaels

Sometimes, especially in the right atmosphere, you’re just not in the mood for a salad or vegetables. Am I right?

I would argue that if you load up on fruits and veggies the majority of the time, you should branch out and order some french fries or ice cream or cupcakes on the occasion. Actually, I wouldn’t argue – I would state it. That’s a clear statement. Enjoy the character of the atmosphere you’re in, and the company you’re with.

Alexander Michaels’ is not known for their veggies. And I had a major craving for french fries. So we went with the chicken quesadillas and the London Broil, which is one of their most popular orders. Juicy flank steak with mushrooms, peppers, onions and allll the cheese. I was in heaven.

A little nugget of wisdom – Don’t take life, or the foods you eat, too seriously.  

london broil

 

NOW, LET’S TALK TUNA.

Do you guys ever get those cravings for tuna? ‘Cause I do.

Until this day, I’ve only had tuna with swiss cheese. I was missing out all this time on tuna WITH FETA CHEESE! They go really well together, trust me. And now, you don’t have to miss out on the combo any longer. Hopefully you weren’t losing too much sleep over it.

tuna on wheat toast

Tuna Salad on Pita bread close up

Feta Tuna Salad

Yield: 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Skip the mayo - this tuna with greek yogurt helps prevent that dry tuna taste, and the combination of feta cheese and dill spices brings out a refreshing flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 can tuna
  • 1-2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • 1 whole wheat wrap or flatbread, or 2 pieces sandwich bread
  • 1/4 cup arugula
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese
  • ½ apple, optional
  • Toppings: avocado, tomato

Instructions

  1. Mix the tuna, greek yogurt, lemon juice, mustard and spices in a bowl.
  2. Open your flatbread (or sandwich) and place bed of arugula on the bottom.
  3. Layer your tuna salad mixture on top. Top with tomato, avocado and cheese.
tuna salad

If you’re a tuna lover, these pictures don’t do the taste justice. Next time, I need to make this on a nice, starchy Kaiser roll so there’s more bread for this tuna goodness. I even added apple pieces the second time around for a little crunch (since I didn’t have celery) and it added just that little bit of sweetness that it needed.

I’ve had it in a pita and on toast. I really can’t decide which I like better!

tuna in pita

 

How do you like your sandwiches? Pitas, wraps, paninis, toasted bread, buns? 

Tuna Salad on Pita bread close up

24 responses to “Feta Tuna Salad Recipe

  1. I have a tub of feta that i really need to use so I’m excited for this! Feta and avocado is always a winning combo. That steak sandwich… Yaassss

  2. Feta is seriously a game change. I never regret adding it!
    Totally agree about the french fries. I’ve been craving curly fries for like a month now and I think Terry and I are going to go get some today!

  3. I agree. Sometimes french fries just hit the spot. 🙂 Thank the Lord that He made our bodies to process so many different kinds of foods. :)Those pitas looks AMAZING.

  4. I filled out my bracket! I have UNC taking it too… hope it’s not wishful thinking. Kansas is looking strong…

    Love that tuna salad recipe! Geek yogurt goes in every salad I make now days.

  5. Ooooh that sandwich from Alexander Michael’s looks amazing! And french fries are totally my weakness. That restaurant has been on my list to try for a while now, I am glad y’all enjoyed it!

  6. I thought your food models were real food at first! I want try that deep dish pie from Chocolate Covered Katie, was it pretty easy to make? Hope you’re having a great week!

  7. baked oatmeal is so good! with lots of berries 🙂 and i definitely make bowls like that for breakfast! 😀 or snack… or dessert… or lunch. or anytime, lol. but always on top of yogurt 😀 😀

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