Story alert: When I was a very little girl, I refused to eat tuna. I hated it so much, but my 3-year-old hatred was no match for my mother’s cunning. She showed me a Chicken of the Sea tuna can, which features a mermaid on the front, and informed me that tuna was Ariel’s favorite food. I was deeply into The Little Mermaid during this time, so I was left with no choice but to learn to eat tuna.
This is not the only time my mother leveraged Disney against me – check out the post on German Pancakes for another story of her wiles. And don’t even get me started on “clear-flavored popsicles” (literally frozen water).
Anyway, Mom’s Little Mermaid lies worked, and I actually love tuna these days. This recipe is a variation of one found in the Flat Belly Diet book. I love the combination of tuna, tomatoes, and feta cheese, with just enough mayonnaise to make things creamy. The feta’s flavor along with the tuna is really good, and the variety of textures makes this so good to eat.
This meal also qualifies as healthy, especially if you use a whole-wheat pita and reduced-fat miracle whip/mayo. Lotta reasons to love this one.
Oh, and if you’re still on the fence about trying it? I’ll let you on a secret: It’s Ariel’s favorite food 😉