When was the last time I posted a recipe here? It’s been a while considering I’m a person who likes to cook.
But I’ve been going out a lot and when I’m not, I eat fairly simply at home. Nothing extravagant. Sometimes I just like to use stuff up in my fridge and see what I can make out of whatever is there. They say if you can make something out of nothing you’re a good cook. But this is not even cooking. Lately I’ve been making this salad here which is only unusual in the sense that I’ve never added two of the ingredients before. Jalapeños and peas! Whaaat?
Plus, I’ve never loved peas in general. At least the ones that come canned or frozen. I’ve been buying the shelled English peas at Trader Joe’s when available. They’re absolutely delicious. I put them in raw for added crunch. I also buy the jar of hot/sweet jalapeños. The combination of sweet/tart/hot/savory is a deliciously perfect balance with good fats and fibre thrown into the mix.
1 can Albacore tuna (you can also use wild salmon or free-range hard boiled eggs).
Mix a can of water-packed albacore tuna with a little mayonnaise (or veggenaise), chopped green onions + black pepper as you would if you were making a sandwich.
Handful of Fresh English Peas (if you can find them. Otherwise edamame might work).
Organic Spring Mix Lettuces
jalapeños (mix of hot + sweet from a jar OR; finely chopped fresh, to taste).
For dressing drizzle organic extra virgin olive oil (the best you can afford), fresh squeezed lemon and a bit of soy sauce (or Mirin). s+p to taste (but you won’t need it) That’s it!
Some accidents are meant to be.