Thursday, June 9, 2011

CSA tuna salad

Simple, healthy weeknight dinner ideas can be hard to come by. We picked up a CSA box Tuesday, and it was kinda sparse! I was a bit let down, but the arugala in that box is... to die for. It's peppery, with almost a buttery taste. I decided to pair it with some grape tomatoes and red onions for a delicious, lemony salad topped with a herby tuna salad.

Arugala salad :
Few cups washed and dried arugala (a couple of hefty handfuls will feed 2)
10 grape tomatoes per salad
Thinly sliced red onions
Onion sprouts
Homemade croutons (cut up leftover bread, toss with olive oil, pepper, salt, and italian seasonings, grate a little parmesan, and bake at 300 until crispy - about 20 minutes)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8C Fresh grated parmesan

Toss veggies with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in grated cheese. Add in croutons before serving so they don't get soggy!

Cilantro tuna
2 cans solid white tuna fish
1.5 Tbsp mayo
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 stalk sliced green onions

Drain tuna well, and smush up with a fork. Add mayo and mix well. Stir in cilantro and onions. Season with salt and pepper.

Photos by Ben :

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