Monday, February 11, 2013

Lemon, Tuna and White Bean Salad

Lemon, Tuna and White Bean Salad

I don’t know about you, but when I get home from work, I am exhausted.  I don’t want to do anything, except maybe take a nice 10 hour nap.  But I have business things to do for Pamela Greer Photography and I have two mouths to feed, mine and my husband’s. 

We eat out usually two night’s a week, or rather I don’t cook two night’s a week.  On Wednesday’s my husband brings home some kind of takeout and on Saturday’s we usually eat out somewhere.  Which means, I need to have something made 5 days a week.  It can feel daunting and times, but what makes it manageable is wonderful, quick, easy recipes like this.

This sweet, simple salad from Donna Hay, The Instant Cook was everything I wanted it to be.  It’s made all in one bowl, is super healthy with beans and tuna and spinach.  Served with a slice of homemade crusty bread and a glass of your favorite vino, you are a rock star.

Lemon, Tuna, and White Bean Salad

  • 14oz can tuna, drained
  • 14 1/2 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced (I diced mine)
  • 3 1/2 oz baby spinach leaves (I used a spring salad blend)

Place the tuna, white beans, parsley, capers, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and toss gently.  Let stand for about 5 minutes.  Place the cucumbers and spinach on plates, top with the tuna mixture and serve.

Serves 4

 

This will be my entry for Souper Sundays (Soup, Salad, or Sammie) hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen.

14 comments:

Joanne said...

I need more simple, tasty meals like this in my life! Sounds delicious.

Barbara said...

Now that's what I call an easy salad, Pam. Quick to make and healthy!
(Love the lemongrass post!)

La Table De Nana said...

I'm trying to read your glass:)

Salad looks good and healthy:)

Kalyn Denny said...

This is my kind of salad!

Marjie said...

That is easy and fast. Sounds like something you'll want to remember in a couple of months, when it gets hot again!

shabby girl said...

Easy, tasty, and a healthy meal! Perfect.

Amy said...

It's amazing how often I end up at sushi or In and Out with the kids when Paul travels. Love easy salads like this.

Melynda and Terry, we are the Browns! said...

I hear you on the 10 hour nap! This salad looks lovely and delicious.

katiez said...

Tried a comment - got an error - Whatever... Love the salad; could use the nap LOL

grace said...

rarely do i ever want to do anything but numb my mind in front of the tv, but that hardly ever happens. we must forge onward. :)

lostpastremembered said...

It seems like we all are in the February slumps and trying to cook our way out of it... you certainly have with this yummy recipe. Looks wonderful!

Galestorm said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. It is just what I needed for something quick and easy and I always have the ingredients on hand!

Deb in Hawaii said...

This salad sounds just about perfect right now. ;-) Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.

Ada said...

just made this for lunch. incredible.
thanks!!