How to make it

  • Drain tuna leaving about 1 Tbsp extra oil.
  • Combine tuna with carrot, celery, red pepper and parsley.
  • Stir to combine ingredients.
  • Add vinegar, lime juice, a liberal amount of salt, a bit of pepper and a dash of hot sauce.
  • Stir until everything is evenly mixed.
  • Add pieces of iceberg lettuce.
  • Toss gently and serve.
  • *the lettuce give the salad some moisture and some crunch without interfering with the flavours, so it is important to use iceberg.

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  • softgrey 12 years ago

    iceberg is indeed available in Italy...
    so no excuses...

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  • softgrey 12 years ago
    I know borinda...
    what i meant is that...i got the ITALIAN TUNA at costco (the only place i have seen them in the 6 oz size)...the most common brand around these parts is Genova...solid light, all natural, dolphin safe, blah blah blah...

    *decobabe- you could definitely use ESCAROLE or CHICKORY...but i think that might be a bit bitter for an american palate...hence the iceberg...but either of these would be excellent...probably better...imo...

    no iceberg in ANY part of italy? odd...every single member of my family uses iceberg from time to time... so i always assumed it was part of the culture...i guess it's an adaptation...

    also- when in rome...
    and i happen to be in the US of A...

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  • borinda 12 years ago
    Softie, some specialty shops carry the Italian canned tuna. This sounds nice, the lime would cut the oil. I think I will need to try this one soon.
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  • decobabe 12 years ago
    If it is available, Palmira brand is the best Italian tuna in a can. BUT this salad cannot be made in Italy because iceberg lettuce doesn't exist here. Recipe sounds good, though.
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  • softgrey 12 years ago
    i got the larger size -6oz- like the standard bumblebee cans...

    i found them at costco in packs of four cans...

    but you could use any good quality light tuna packed in oil if you don't come across these or they are not in the budget...

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  • dancegypsy67 12 years ago
    Mmmm, I like tuna in olive oil. What size can do you recommend? - I've only bought the small ones.
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  • pudgy47 12 years ago
    This sounds very good i like the ingredients mix to this recipe.Thanks
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  • pintobean 12 years ago
    I cannot wait to try this.
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