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
1. Drain a tin of tuna. Empty it into a bowl and mash a little to break up the chunks.
2. Drain and rinse the beans and add to the tuna.
3. 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.