One feature this month through my 31 Days from a Tractor Seat series is that I am sharing are some of my family's "Tractor Approved" recipes. During fall harvest I have a unique situation where I find myself in the field pretty much all day, everyday, along with my husband and kids. This means that we don't have that much food in our house during harvest because I don't have that much time to run to the grocery store or simply to just cook or bake something. But I do try to keep some staples in the house so when we do find ourselves at home we can eat something at home. Last week I shared my Six Week Muffins recipe and today I'm sharing my recipe for my Tuna Salad.
Why does The Best Tuna Salad get the "Tractor Approved" seal? First, we eat a lot of sandwiches during harvest and I find it really easy to keep staples in my pantry and freezer for "salad" sandwiches - ham, chicken and tuna. My whole family loves my tuna salad recipe and it is a little "special" or you might even say "decadent," compared to a traditional tuna salad. Second, you can eat this tuna salad cold or use it in a tuna melt. It is great to have a batch on hand to make with soup at night or my personal favorite is to eat with Doritos or Cheez-Its as a snack when we come in from the field. Third, this recipe is really simple to whip up, which is always a plus when you work long hours.
The Best Tuna Salad
1 - 8oz brick of Neufchatel Cheese (or Cream Cheese)
1/2 cup Mayo
2 - 5oz cans of Chunk Tuna in Water (drained)
2 ribs Celery (cut in fourths lengthwise and then diced)
2 stalks Green Onions (diced)
With a hand mixer cream together cream cheese and mayo. Then stir in tuna, celery and green onions. Serve on sandwich as you desire. This recipe is really good as a melt or a panini.
Refrigerate the rest of the batch up to a week (but it'll never last that long!).
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