This quick and easy tuna salad is one of my finest childhood memory recipes.
Its freshness comes from the onions and limejuice, finely chopped parsley and ground black pepper, the olive oil makes it even juicier, DELICIOUS!
When we Diekmanns spend our camping vacations on the french Atlantic coast in Le Gurp back in the 80´s and 90´s we had this tuna salad on our baguettes nearly every day.
In the morning I rode my bicycle to the boulangerie (bakery) next to the camping site and ordered 2 baguettes et 5 croissants and returned with some other groceries in my backpack.
I just LOVE riding bicycle and being shopping on my own in France, learning some French this way as a 9 year old was just my thing, more than a job, just pure adventure!
So as you might have guessed this recipe actually comes from my parents.
They travelled a lot back in the 70’s, to France or even as far as Greece and Turkey, driving small cars and camping in the wild or on lovely nature camping sites like Le Gurp.
On their travels they made up this tuna salad recipe and we grew up with this kind of lifestyle.
Camping holidays, beach life, France, Italy, Denmark; in our summer holidays we loaded our car with tents, camping chairs, a table, cooking stove, groceries, kitchen utensils, bicycles, sometimes even with a trailer full of things.
Taking canned food with us was very handy, sometimes we even made the tuna salad during our journey. For the around 1.000 miles down to Le Gurp we took always 3-4 days, taking our time, doing some site-seeing during the day and camped wild off-road.
The tuna salad was quickly made and tasted always nice.
Now I share this recipe with you all, maybe you enjoy this as much as we do now, my wife and kids love it and sometimes I tell them the story to it.
We definitely need to go to Le Gurp sometime!
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- 2 tins tuna
- ½ red onion
- 1 Lime
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- parsley, few leaves
- Black pepper from the mill
- Use soup plate & fork: open the tins and place the tuna onto the plate, mix together with the tuna-water using the fork.
- Use large kitchen knife & cutting board: mince the red onion and parsley into small pieces, cut the lime in halve, squeeze the juice onto the tuna, mix all ingredients together well with the fork.