I went to his house where he had prepared a lovely meal of…tuna salad.
Are you kidding me? I thought. This was not my first indication of the lack of romantic prowess possessed by my husband-to-be. But seriously?
I pretended to be sweet and not show my disappointment at this lack-luster meal.
Then I ate the salad.
Shut the front door. It was amazing! I didn’t understand how something so simple could be so good! Especially since I considered tuna to be ghetto college fare.
All the salad has is lettuce, fresh peas, red onions, tuna, grated cheese, and mayonnaise. That is it.
I had never had this salad before, nor have I ever had it since outside of my home. That means it is a secret family recipe.
But I like you, so I am going to give you the secret family recipe. However, you can alter it to your heart’s content. I really just throw this thing together, so the amounts of the ingredients are just suggestions.
Now every Valentine’s Day, we have this salad to remind us of the night that we first fell in love–with this salad.
- 1/2 head of iceberg lettuce, chopped
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas (no need to thaw or cook the peas)
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 can of tuna, drained
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Put all the ingredients except the mayonnaise into a large bowl and toss until well incorporated.
- Fold in the mayonnaise.
- Chill until ready to eat.