Monday, July 19, 2010

Salmon/Tuna Salad Wraps

Eating good fish is very important to an eating plan, whether it's a healthy one or not, we all need the Omega 3 Fatty Acids in our diets for heart health and overall vitality.

In 2005, my family and I went to Alaska on a Cruise, and while there, we took a fantastic tour of a Salmon Hatchery, and learned the difference between "Wild Caught" and "Farmed" Salmon... and learned that "Wild Caught" is FAR SUPERIOR.  So when I saw the cans, (yes cans) of Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon at Costco a few years back, I started buying them every week.  I don't even buy Tuna anymore... and I love Tuna...but I buy it fresh now, in steaks.  I buy Salmon fresh too, but most of the fresh Salmon around here is the much more inferior Atlantic Salmon, which is much cheaper, and also less nutritious, and is farmed, therefore it contains high levels of Mercury, and the fish isn't as fresh as it could be...

That being said (I sound like SUCH a food snob, but I guess I am, so I'd better own it) no disrespect to the Altantic Fisherman (hatchery owners) but the Pacific Northwest Salmon is the prized Salmon in Restaurants and tables bar none... that's why it costs so much...

Back to why I'm writing this...

Ahh yes... my recipe for Salmon and/or Tuna fish salad... I eat this wrapped up like tacos in lettuce leaves or cabbage leaves, or on long, thick stalks of celery, or in long boats of freshly seeded cucumbers halves or in hollowed out tomato halves...

3 CANS Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon or Albacore Tuna
1 whole onion chopped finely
3-4 ribs celery chopped finely OR 1 tsp celery seed
1 cup dried cranberries, chopped (yes you read that correctly)
1 cup SWEET pickle relish (rinsed under cool water of all the gooey stuff)
a few tablespoons Greek Yogurt or Mayo
1 tsp dill weed
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together, cover and refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors mascerate.  This recipe is enough for 3-4 lunches.

I make a plate of clean lettuce leaves (4-5), place a couple tablespoons of filling into eat leaf, place some alfalfa sprouts or bean sprouts on top, or chopped cucumber or radishes on top, alongside a bean salad and a huge bowl of fruit, and I'm STUFFED until 8 p.m.!!!

I wish I would remember to take a picture of them when I eat this... but I just tear into them so fast, by the time I remember, it's too late...

I just made some yesterday, and I'll be eating them today in a cuke boat (I'm out of lettuce), so I'll try to remember to take a pic...

This recipe works the same with cooked chicken (fresh or canned, fresh is best), and turkey.


(oh, and don't worry about the dried fruit or mayo... think of the alternative... greasy cheeseburgers and fries, this is MUCH better for you... REAL FOOD...)


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE SALMON! and i only buy canned b/c that's all i can afford! this sounds great. love it in the cucumber boats! can't wait to try it

  2. Hey Saundra,
    How about if your not a big "fish" fan can you use something else instead?


  3. Gina...

    YOUR DAD WAS A FISHERMAN!!! HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE FISH! SHEESH!!! LOL... yes... use chicken... beef doesn't work...

  4. Saundra,

    I know but um after a while it just grosses me out. I love the crab salad still just can't get away from the stench.

    Great I am going to try that and using the cucumber as the bread yum.

    Thanks for the idea


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