Open a can, drain the liquid, chop some celery and onions and mix them all together. That's all you need to do to make tuna or chicken salad. Four cans of tuna or two large cans of chicken make enough to feed four. Sprinkle with pepper and stir in enough mayonnaise -- about 2 to 3 heaping tablespoons -- to hold it all together. In some houses, mayonnaise has a significant "yuck" factor, in which case you can substitute it with plain yogurt.
If you're in an experimental mood, you can dress up your creation with sliced grapes, chopped apples, pecan bits, pineapple chunks or fresh dill. Serve it on a bed of lettuce for a light, cool treat. For a heartier dinner, place spoonfuls of your meat salad onto pieces of pita bread, or roll it up into a soft tortilla with some bean sprouts for an easy wrap.