At the moment I keep trying to make my packed lunches a little more interesting than just sandwiches. I’ve been making rice, pasta, quinoa and millet salads, adding whatever vegetables I can find in the fridge, nuts, seeds or cheese, and dressing with a variety of oils, vinegars and citrus juices. So when I came across this salad on the Bad Girl’s Kitchen, I decided it would be perfect both for lunch, and as this month’s Taste and Create dish. The salad was originally based on a Giada de Laurentis recipe. The beans and tuna mean it’s quite filling, and I added extra vegetables for a bit of variety too. I only wish I had the organisation and motivation to make delicious salads like this for lunch every day.
Taste and Create is an event where food bloggers are paired together and each make a dish from the other’s blog. To see what everyone else has made, have a look at the Taste and Create website. It’s one of my favourite events as I love discovering new blogs and pushing myself to try new dishes, I may not have decided to make otherwise. This month I was lucky enough to be paired with Min, who helps run Taste and Create. There are hundreds of all types of recipes on her site and as ever I spent a long time browsing before making my decision. If you like the sound of this then come and join us for the next one!
Ingredients – Serves 2
400g tin cannellini beans
120g tin tuna
3 spring onions
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
How to make Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad
- Drain a tin of tuna. Empty it into a bowl and mash a little to break up the chunks.
- Drain and rinse the beans and add to the tuna.
- Slice the tomato and chop the spring onion and add to the tuna along with the olives. Season with salt and black pepper. Add the vinegar and mix well.