The secret to the success of any recipe lies in the quality of the ingredients used. There is probably no ingredient that this is more true with than canned tuna. I was fortunate enough to tour the Ortiz tuna and anchovy factories in Ondarroa during a recent trip to Spain. The quality of the Bonito Del Norte line-caught fish was amazing and the care and expertise that goes into producing their fine products was absolutely inspiring! So the next time someone tells you that canned tuna tastes like cat food – tell them that all canned tuna is not equal. Also tell them they probably shouldn’t eat cat food. (I will write more about the tour in a future blog post.)
I wanted to come up with a recipe that really shows off the tuna. I decided to use grape seed oil and lemon juice in the dressing. I thought olive oil and vinegar, or mayo, would be too dominant. That being said, the dressing is rather “kicky”, but not overwhelming.
The salad tastes incredibly fresh and is now officially a family favorite! I thought I’d throw it on my blog as a nice option for Christmas Day or a buffet contribution.