Food - Drink
The Condiment You Should Be Adding To Tuna Salad
By JOHN TOLLEY
A great joy of salads is that they are open to interpretation, and cooks often add new techniques or ingredients to make a dish their own. Tuna salad is no different, and this one addition elevates any tuna salad, making a basic recipe more delicious without radically changing it, or acting as a great compliment to other modifications.
Sweet pickles or pickle relish is a common addition to tuna salad that counteracts the tuna’s strong umami flavor and the richness of mayonnaise. However, sweet pickles don’t sit well with everyone, so for a burst of acidity and bright contrast without the extra sugar, reach for classic dill pickles, which can be used in a variety of ways.
The addition of dill relish, chopped dill pickles, or dill pickle juice gives tuna salad a wonderfully briny, tangy, and herbal bite, and this product can be easier to find than sweet pickles. Besides dill pickles, other pickles such as crunchy gherkins, mild half-sours, or even warmly-spiced cinnamon pickles can be great additions to tuna salad.