Tuna and Fennel Salad
June 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
Part of me hates getting salads when I go to eat because I see them as something I can easily and cheaply make at home. When going to out to eat I to to prefer to get things I can’t make at home as easily or as economically for one person. However, one benefit of getting salads at different places is finding ones that I can recreate at home. Especially ones that use ingredients I have never thought to combine before. This salad is based on the tuna and spinach salad at Pure Fare. Pure Fare is a great spot in center city Philadelphia to grab a quick, healthy meal and they have options for all dietary needs with an emphasis on vegan and gluten-free items. I realize that fennel is one of those food items that people either love or hate (or have never tried). I happen to love it and fortunately for me it is everywhere right now!
Tuna and Fennel Salad – Ingredients:
- 1 bag spring mix or salad greens of your choice
- 1 can solid white tuna, drained
- 1 small bulb of fennel
- 1c garbanzo beans
- 4 Tbls sliced olives
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbls balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp herbs de provence
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
Cut the fennel into thin strips. Combine with spring mix, tuna, garbanzo beans, and olives. In a small bowl combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs de provence, and the juice of the lemon. Whisk and pour.
I usually eat salads like this as a meal, so I only get about two servings out of most. The beer pictured is Central City Red Betty IPA (known as Red Racer in Canada, I assume Bear Republic took issues with that). I saw it in a bottle shop and was intrigued because it was Canadian and canned. Don’t ask me why I found that so intriguing because I don’t really know. Anyway, I figured I would give it a try since I wish there were more canned beers that I liked. This reminded me a lot of Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale, a hoppier pale ale which I am not really a big fan of. Deviant Dale’s however is another story and one of the only canned beers I have had that I really enjoy (a lot).