Tuna salad is my all-time-favorite dish from my childhood as it reminds me of my grandmother. She used to make tuna salad for me for Sunday dinner in my hometown, Kokomo, Indiana, because she knew it was my favorite. This tomato tuna salad is a modern update from my memory and adds tomatoes and basil for a flavorful dish that will blow your socks off with freshness. I’m using deliciously yummy tomatoes I grew in my very own garden. With only a few weeks left of Indian Summer, I want to get the most from my remaining garden vegetables. This recipe is a delicious contribution to your late summer menu and is super easy to make.
- 7 oz can of tuna
- 1/4 cup soy-free mayo
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 3 tomatoes, sliced or diced
- 1 tablespoon Thai basil, sliced thin
- Combine tuna and mayo together.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place tuna and mayo combination in center of plate.
- Surround tuna mixture with tomatoes and sprinkle with sliced basil.
How I Grew the Tomatoes –
These tomatoes were grown in my new Hydrofarm GCTB Tomato Barrel with Four Foot Tower. I used 2 parts Kellogg Garden Organics All Natural Raised Bed & Potting Mix then mixed in 1 part rotted composted manure, and a cup of worm castings to every container. Once I had the soil all ready, I followed the directions for the Kellogg Garden Organics Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer and added in an appropriate amount of fertilizer for every tomato barrel. This fertilizer is a granular fertilizer for all your vegetable and herb gardening needs. This special formula is an organic mix of beneficial microbes, and mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungus that works with a plant’s root system to help it effectively take up nutrients from the soil. After these steps, I planted the tomatoes in the container and watered them in well.
Kellogg Garden Organics All Natural Raised Bed & Potting Mix is filled with all kinds of good ingredients; Processed Forest Products, Recycled Forest Products, Arbor Fines, Peat Humus or Compost, Horticultural Perlite, Coir, Composted Poultry Manure, Sphagnum Peat Moss, Sand, Ground Dolomitic Limestone (pH-adjuster), Gypsum, Worm Castings, Bat Guano, Kelp Meal, and Organic Fertilizer. All great gardening starts with the soil and my tomatoes had a definite advantage with the fantastic soil combination I used in my containers for this tomato adventure.
Tomato tuna salad is just the beginning of all the delicious recipes you can create by growing your own tomatoes. Special thanks to Hydrofarm for supplying the wonderful Tomato Barrels for this seasons tomato growing experiments – see a video below on how to plant up the tomatoes. Plan your raised beds and container gardens well for the upcoming seasons by using organic soil such as Kellogg Garden Organics so that you are consuming less toxic chemicals and growing healthier plants.