Shun the Oven – Instead Make Fresh Tuna Salad For Dinner

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

Dinner tonight wasn’t planned but I had some rules for how it would come to pass if we were eating at home tonight:

  • I didn’t want to turn on the oven
  • It should include one or more vegetables from my CSA share- the more the merrier
  • It should be light, but also satisfying to the eye AND the palate
  • I didn’t want to leave the house- so it had to be made of things I have in my pantry or refrigerator

The answer was Fresh Tuna Salad.  No, not the mayonnaise-riddled kind!

Fresh Tuna Salad 

Serves 1
  • Lettuce, a mix of Romaine and Bibb- torn with clean, bare hands (from Sol to Seed Farm CSA)
  • Boiled red, baby potatoes (from my garden)
  • 1 boiled farm fresh egg (I got mine from Samish Flats Farm in Bow)
  • 1 baby fennel bulb, chopped (from Sol to Seed Farm CSA)
  • 1-2 cherry tomatoes (from Sol to Seed Farm CSA)
  • 3-4 snow peas, chopped (from Sol to Seed Farm CSA)
  • 1/2 purple carrot, peeled and chopped (from Ralph’s Greenhouse)
  • 10-11 French green beans, sliced in half and blanched (from Sol to Seed Farm CSA)
  • 1/4 cup toasted croutons (made with leftover Grand Central Baking Co Bread from the CSA share)
  • 1/2 slice Emmentaler Swiss cheese from Whole Foods Market, torn into small pieces with your hand
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • Season with the juice from an organic lemon wedge and Penzey’s lemon pepper
  • Half can of sustainably-harvested wild Albacore tuna packed in water or olive oil
  • Your favorite dressing (I like a basic vinaigrette with this salad)
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