tuna quinoa salad…

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Spring is right around the corner and as excited as that makes me I know it only leads to one thing… bathing suit season..ugh…I threw a MEGA fit this weekend (you know the one where your trying to find something to wear, you hate all your clothes, nothing fits because you’re a bit to plump and the only thing you like are your shoes, so you throw everything on the floor…sigh…sometimes I wish I wasn’t like a 5-year-old…) Well it’s a new dawn with a new day and a new diet for me. I am trying to cut back on the carbs and hit the gym a few days a week. So todays recipe is inspired to keep your slim and trim, we all know tuna is full of protein and we have all tried the latest and greatest “quinoa” trend. I personally love quinoa, to me it’s like brown rice, doesn’t really taste like anything. So add in your favorite flavors, and you have yourself a tasty treat. I ate this for lunch today and I have enough for lunch tomorrow. So here’s to healthy eating…

from me two you,

Sarah

 

tuna quinoa salad

1/2 C. uncooked quinoa

1 C. water

1 clove garlic – chopped

1 T. dried parsley flakes

1 (5oz) can tuna – drained

1 hand full of fresh green beans – washed and end stems removed

1 T. olive oil

1 T. zesty italian salad dressing

– begin by placing 1 C. water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. place quinoa, chopped garlic, and parsley in boiling water. stirring until all the water has evaporated. turn stove off and cover pot with lid. let quinoa steam for 15 – 20 minutes. fluff with fork when finished.

– using a small sauce pan, place beans in and cover with water. boil beans for 3 minutes, then drain water.

– keeping them in same pan add in 1 T. olive oil and 1 T. zesty italian dressing. turn stove to medium heat. add drained can of tuna and cooked quinoa. heat until warm.

– serve and enjoy (you may eat this hot or cold, but just kinda room temp is my favorite…)

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3 thoughts on “tuna quinoa salad…

  1. This is such a light and healthy dish to get ready for the swim suit season. 🙂 I have a long long way to go before I’m ready (if I ever get to the ready stage) after all the french Macarons, Creme Brulee, steaks, and cakes that I’ve been indulging. 😛

  2. Yum, I love quinoa. So delicious and so good for you! The combination with the tuna and beans sounds great… definitely perfect for a light Spring or Summer lunch! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  3. Looks wonderful! I think the universe is trying to get me to try quinoa…my friend just recommended a cooking series from Chef Brad on fusion cooking and the first one I watched online, he used quinoa! I hope to try it soon. Great post!

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