02 Mar2014


I have been very much “under the weather” or should I say “lungs invaded by plant sperm/pollen” and resting/sleeping and incredibly lethargic for the past week. But today I mustered up enough energy to make a quick salad for lunch. Half canned and bottled ingredients, the rest fresh veggies and herbs. It took roughly 10 minutes to make. Into a bowl, I added one can of canned cannellini beans that were quickly rinsed and drained. Next, two cans of premium Century Tuna, drained of liquid. I blanched some french beans and shocked them in ice water and added that to the salad. Sliced several cherry tomatoes in half and sliced some bottled grilled red peppers and added some olives. Drizzle with good olive oil and red wine or sherry vinegar and sprinkle with some chopped parsley. I also mixed in a few small arugula leaves and served with some sliced sourdough bread.


If you have time to chill the ingredients it makes the salad a little bit more refreshing. The salad was easy to make, but substantial and delicious. A bit of sliced red onion would have also been a nice addition.



  1. Marvien De Leon says:

    Lovely, healthy salad! :-)

    Mar 2, 2014 | 8:59 pm


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  3. Lou says:

    This reminds me of a salad I made once before but with added sliced boiled eggs and anchovies. It was wonderful! It is a full meal with the bread.

    Mar 2, 2014 | 9:59 pm

  4. Jean says:

    How lovely! I hope you feel better soon.

    Mar 3, 2014 | 2:57 am

  5. Anne says:


    Mar 3, 2014 | 4:44 am

  6. Betchay says:

    You seem to be sickly recently….maybe a sign to slow down a little. Take some multivitamins and have a very good long rest to rebuild your immune system. Get well soon!

    Mar 3, 2014 | 7:22 am

  7. marilen says:

    Hope you are back in the pink soon!!

    Mar 3, 2014 | 8:15 am

  8. millet says:

    a nicoise variant! get well soon, MM! left something for you in escario that’s bound to clear those sinuses.

    Mar 3, 2014 | 8:20 am

  9. Marketman says:

    Betchay, actually, I have just gone through nearly 20 months totally sickness free– a really long run. But a flu, complicated by extreme hay fever has turned into what used to be a twice annual respiratory bout… bummer. Millet, thanks!

    Mar 3, 2014 | 8:31 am


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