I'm creating a recipe using Wild Selections® as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars. All content and opinions are my own. #wildcanfan
In my house, we're huge fans of creating easy, yet fabtabulous lunches that are both pleasing to the eye and the taste buds. Making something with canned tuna that makes everyone happy--well, that's just a bonus. Any time I'm preparing a recipe with tuna, I like to know that its wild caught seafood. Sustainable seafood that tastes like Wild Selections®, that's a win in my book.
Now, being all about easy lunch, snack, dinner, appetizer--you name it--recipe creations, means thinking on the go and being a bit impulsive at times. When it comes down to crunch time, I've got to be able to whip up a new recipe on the fly.
For this episode of my impulsive recipe development, my teenage son was looking over my shoulder telling me he was starving and needed a something to eat badly. Normally, I might make him fend for himself. But, he lucked out with great timing--I had a recipe that needed to be made (and tested) and a growing boy who needed to eat. Sounds like a match made in heaven...er, my kitchen.
So, alas... I thought to myself that it would be amazing to have Tuna Ranch Celery Sticks topped with a variety of fun flavors. I came up with grapes, grape tomatoes, sliced almonds, black olives and sliced jalapenos. All delicious toppings that I normally have on hand, and all things that can be prepared in a hurry. Because we all know--life can be a rush sometimes.
Lucky for us, we don't have to go out and pole and troll for the delicious wild seafood in this recipe too. That part has been done for us. But we can still enjoy, enjoy, enjoy it. Every last bite.
Since we're huge fish fans in our house, this is a dish we'll be having again. I love its simplicity, and the fact that my son ate it up. Any time a recipe flies off the plate, I know its a good one. And when its something my kids can make on their own--well, I'm not going to complain about that. Cooking is something that kids learn by watching, and having my kids see something fun made with ingredients that are good for them reinforces all kinds of lessons to them.
The ingredients for this fine feast are basically what you can see in the pictures. The only other additions are a little bit of mayonnaise, and some homemade ranch seasoning. I used 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and roughly a tablespoon of ranch seasoning, but use it to taste. You might like a little more seasoning, so just add a little at a time if you do.
Other than that, we've a couple staples that you can't make this recipe without: Wild Selections® Solid Light Tuna, celery sticks, and your favorite toppings. Again, I used a few simple ingredients I had on hand: grapes, grape tomatoes, sliced almonds, black olives and sliced jalapenos. There are several other tasty items you could use.
What are you favorite ways to make easy lunches with tuna for your family? We'd love to have some more great go-to tuna recipes!