Diced and whole pepperocini pepper on a wooden surface
Skip The Mayo In Tuna Salad While Adding Huge Flavor With Pepperoncinis
Tuna salad is a popular and delicious lunch, but not as appealing to those who don't like mayo. If you're not a fan, try using pepperoncini peppers as the main flavoring instead.
Pepperoncini are tangy and slightly spicy pickled peppers. Try combining tuna, pepperoncini, and a dressing of olive oil, mustard, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice.
De-stem the pepperoncini, julienne them, and mix them with the other ingredients for a tuna salad with a tangy and zest zing that’ll tickle the tip of your tongue.
If you're a spice fan, try other pickled peppers in your salad, from mild sweet cherry and banana peppers to pickled hot cherry, serrano, and jalapeño peppers.
For other mayo-free tuna salad ideas, try a Mediterranean version with just olive oil and lemon juice, or use Greek yogurt or mashed avocado in place of mayo.