Saturday, September 27, 2008

waste-not, want-not : tuscan tuna

each sunday i prep a mixed salad for my bearded dragons. i make only enough to last the week, resulting in unused vegetation; usually half a carrot, bell pepper and summer squash. i parlay said veggies into a healthy tuna salad that is out of sight. here goes –

Tuscan Tuna Salad
yields 1 qt

1 (15.5oz) can canelli beans, drained & rinsed
1 (6oz) can of solid white albacore tuna
½ carrot, medium dice
½ bell pepper, medium dice
½ summer squash, medium dice
½ red onion, small dice
2-4 pepperoncini, sliced
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro, oregano)
juice of 1 lemon, to taste
salt & white pepper to taste

1. put the diced carrot in a small pot with enough water to cover by two inches. bring to a boil. add the diced squash and pepper as soon as it comes to a boil; continue to boil for 2-3 minutes until all veggies are adequately tender. drain the veggies in a colander and rinse under cold water (or shock in an ice bath).

2. combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl

3. mix thoroughly and adjust to taste.

--tuscan tuna salad and roasted pepper hummus on a rice cracker; side of kimchi

a fast, HEALTHY way to enjoy some tuna.

nothing to it...

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