Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Use (up) What You Have Tuesday, or Kitchen Pantry Salad

Sometimes the only fresh ingredient you really need for a great salad is lettuce.  With a well-stocked pantry you can make a quick, easy, and delish salad in no time at all. 

Kitchen Pantry Salad
1 head of lettuce, chopped
1 can of tuna, packed in oil preferably
3 tbsp roasted red peppers, chopped (I like the ones in brine, not oil)
3 tbsp green olives, chopped
1/4 to 1/3 cup of Italian Gardiniere pickled veggies, I used Mezzeta, chopped
1 can of rinsed and drained garbanzo beans, or cannellini
Throw in a handful of cherry tomatoes if you have 'em!
3 tbsp red wine vinegar

I threw everything in a bowl as well as the oil the tuna was packed in, then drizzled some red wine vinegar over the salad for some acid.  This was a super fast, delicious, and healthy salad that was plenty filling.  The pickled veggies worked really well with the garbanzo beans and tuna.  With a bag of lettuce on hand you can throw this together in under 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

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