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Simple White Bean and Tuna Salad

16 Mar
White Bean and Tuna Salad

White Bean and Tuna Salad

I am on my way out of town to visit some relatives with my sister, so I’m posting a very simple lunch I made last week when I was in a time crunch and had no leftovers I was interested in warming up. I spied a can of tuna in the pantry, and right next to it was a can of white beans. Bingo! I knew something could be whipped up with that combination. It made way more than I needed for lunch, so the leftovers made a tasty snack with crackers the next few days. Here is what I came up with:

White Bean and Tuna Salad

3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Black pepper
Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb
1 can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed
1 can solid white albacore tuna, drained
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
Romaine lettuce

In a medium bowl, Whisk the lemon juice, oil and garlic. Season with pepper and Mrs. Dash to taste while whisking. Add the beans, tuna, onion, parsley and basil and mix well. Fresh herbs would be better I’m sure but I didn’t have any. Serve on a bed of romaine lettuce. As said before, this makes great leftovers with crackers. I snacked on it with Triscuits.


Stack ‘Em Up Tuna Melts

18 Feb

Stack 'em up!

Where the did week go? I was surprised to see my last post was on Tuesday. How did that happen? Nonetheless, here I am again with a less-than-exciting recipe but a nice and easy lunch for the weekend.

I was going to blog last night about the wonderful gourmet dinner my husband made, and I even took a few photos before digging in. However, he was obviously not aware that Cajun spice and cinnamon do not pair well together. Bless his heart…he means well. 😉

We always have a can or two of albacore tuna in the pantry, as well as the rest of the ingredients to make this. I also like to make this when we go camping, as it’s a nice change from hot dogs and other camp fare. You can use any kind of English muffins for this, or even bread, but today we had whole wheat muffins on hand.

Tuna Melts

1 English muffin, halved
1 can solid white albacore tuna, drained
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion
Black pepper
Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Blend
2 tomato slices
Shredded cheese, any kind

Pop the English muffin in the toaster and preheat your toaster oven or oven on broil. Meanwhile,  mix the tuna, mayo, onion, and spices to taste in a small bowl. Lightly butter the muffin halves and place them on a foil-lined pan. Top each half with the tuna mix, tomato slice, more pepper, then the shredded cheese. Place under broiler until cheese is melted.

Update: I forgot to mention that this is easily doubled, tripled, etc. Also, when I mentioned camping, I meant in our RV that has a toaster and toaster oven. This might be a bit of a challenge with just a BBQ grill, lol.

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