Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What we ate for : Lunch

Lunch can be a challenging meal at times, so I'm thankful for things like grilled cheese and soup. One of my long-time favourite lunches has to be this salad. I think I modified this from a Michael Smith recipe about 6 years ago or something. (I ate it a lot when I was pregnant and after Clara was born).
Stir together a mixture of beans, tuna, olive oil, and lemon with a sprinkle of kosher salt and some pepper then eat it on some lettuce or pasta and even serve it up in a soft tortilla. Lunch is served.
Today I ate it on a bed of arugala, parsley, cucumber and spinach. The kids ate it beside some sliced cucumber, red peppers, grapes and cheese.

Lemon Chickpea Salad

1 can chickpeas (or white beans)
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
1 can tuna, drained and chunked
1Tbsp Olive oil
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
freshly ground pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Serve atop lettuce or pasta, fill a tortilla or eat it alone.
Sprinkle with freshly grated parm if you want.


  1. One of my faves Jess...thanks for the reminder:)

  2. Hi Friend! Looks lovely as always.

  3. I love eating salad for lunch...usually add boiled egg to mine. Ever since having stomach flu I have been off that particular salad. I might have to give this one a try!