Monday, July 28, 2008

A simple Saturday lunch!

I'm always on the look out for new and exciting lunch ideas. I recently got an email from Whole Foods with a list of sandwich and salad ideas. One suggestion was a tuna apple salad. Great suggestion, but they had no recipe. I still liked the idea and knew I could make my own. My husband and I really liked this. It was a light yet filling lunch for a hot summer day. To dress the greens I used my favorite dressing, blackberry basil vinaigrette. I use this vinaigrette on lots of different salads, its perfect for the summer.

Tuna Apple Salad
Mixed Greens
1 Can of tuna
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 Granny Smith apple (1/4 cup diced the rest sliced)
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
salt and freshly ground pepper

Mix tuna, mayo, diced apples, salt, pepper and dill. Serve on top of mixed greens with sliced apples and a drizzle of blackberry basil vinaigrette.

Blackberry Basil Vinaigrette
Source: Southern Living

½ (10oz) jar seedless blackberry preserves (I have also used raspberry)
¼ c red wine vinegar
6 fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove, sliced
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. seasoned pepper
¾ c. vegetable oil

Pulse preserves and vinegar; add next 4 ingredients. With blender running, add oil slowly. Process until smooth.


Joelen said...

What a great variation to tuna salad (the first I've seen to include apples!) and the dressing sounds especially tasty :)

KMAYS said...

I'll definitely need to borrow that recipe for the salad dressing. That looks great!