Some days I browse through cookbooks or recipe sites and decide what is for dinner based on what looks tasty at the moment. Other times, I look at what I have in my kitchen and ask myself “What can I make with that?” Tonight’s dinner was an effort to use a combination of things from the garden, the fridge, and the pantry. My garden has been hit or miss this summer…between the drought, the extreme heat, and an assortment of bugs and diseases, I am not bringing in too much but I had an okay harvest last weekend and had a few fresh ingredients I wanted to use up. Since I always have tuna in my pantry I thought I would try this pasta salad.
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I usually prefer a creamy sauce for my pastas rather than an oil and vinegar based one but you could really do either for this recipe. Even straight Italian dressing would probably work just fine. I made sure to measure things so I could put together the right ratios for the recipe. I am notoriously bad about just throwing stuff in a bowl and seasoning randomly! I grabbed a few of my favorite ingredients out of the fridge for this pasta dish. I prefer to cut mayonnaise half and half with Greek yogurt to cut down the fat and give it a nice tangy flavor. Here are a few things I threw in (exact recipe below)
I chose to use an eco-friendly tuna for this recipe, but shredded chicken breast would probably work just as well. Finding eco-friendly tuna is not easy but I received some samples from Wild Planet Foods to try. I only find products like this at Whole Foods so far…Kroger and Publix tuna selection is pretty slim and their fresh seafood departments don’t say anything about sustainability! So, here is what I decided to throw together for dinner tonight. Keep in mind, I was flying by the seat of my pants on this one!
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Garden Fresh Tuna Salad with Feta
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.