One of the things I love about spices and other seasonings is that – much like a good book – they can take you somewhere else in the world. When I mixed up a batch of tuna with lemon, black olives, mint, and piquant peppers, I was no longer in hot-and-humid Austin. For just a little while, I was on holiday, along the sunny coast of the Mediterranean, enjoying a light lunch before a jaunt along the coast on a scooter (wearing a really cute sundress, giant sunglasses, and a scarf on my hair).
Take your tastebuds on a tour!
1 can tuna, preferably packed in olive oil (my favorite brand)
a few black olives (I used 5 or so)
1-2 banana peppers, sliced into rings
5 fresh mint leaves or 1/4 tsp dried mint (or both!)
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste
1-2 tablespoons homemade mayo
1. Place tuna in a small bowl and break up with fork.
2. Add everything except the mayo and mix ’til well-blended. Taste to see if you need to adjust the seasonings.
3. Add the mayo and gently stir ’til just combined.
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