32 ounces frozen green beans
2 (6.4 ounces each) pouches tuna (Or can equivalent.)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 cup mayonnaise, or to taste
1 (12 ounce) bag chow mein noodles
1. Cook green beans following microwave instructions on package. Drain well.
2. In a large bowl mix green beans, tuna, soy sauce, garlic powder, and mayonnaise. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours to chill and allow flavors to combine.
3. Top each portion with chow mein noodles and serve.
Note: Once chow mein noodles are added they will get soggy if refrigerated with the salad. If you plan to save the salad for leftovers or to serve later, reserve step 3 of the recipe until ready to serve.
This recipe is a childhood favorite that I always loved when I was a kid. My mom would make it for picnics and it would be devoured. Initially she would make it with wide, flat Italian green beans, but those have dwindled in their availability over the last 20+ years. I make it with regular green beans with equally tasty results. It’s a rare treat for me now since I’m the only one in the house who likes tuna fish in a pouch or can!