It’s Health Food Thursday! Because that’s a totally real thing that I just made up right now three seconds ago.
This is a Greek Lentil and Tuna salad, yewguyz. And I’m kind of flipping out over it.
A little while back I was chitty chat chattin’ with you about what you’d like to see more of on this here internet blog website URL. And a few came back with, “more health stuff!” So here we go, kittens. More health stuff.
That was pretty nasty that I called you kittens just now.
Lentils. Glorious black toothy lentils of delight. I prefer these (and French green!) over the more-common, pale green lentils you see everywhere. Why? I dunno. They’re gutsy. They don’t fall apart as fast. They hold up between your teeth and look fabulous in a salad. They balance your checkbook and fold your laundry. (<–don’t quote me on that.)
Next time you’re in the hippy section at your store, ask about black or French green lentils. Ariel will straight up AH AH AHHHHHH out of your face when you discover.
So the salad! It’s tuna fish (you can use any kind you love. I’d had a jar of fancy tuna in my pantry since Woodstock, so I used that.), toasted almonds, thinly sliced red onion, diced cucumber, tons of mint, and a minty yogurt drizzle all swirled in. Ludicrously simple. You can boil your lentils on Monday morning, let them cool, then add your tuna to the mix. And each day at lunch time, just toss in your filler!
You could eeeeven toast your almonds on Monday morning, too.
And dice the cucumber on Monday morning, too.
And make your mint yogurt on Monday morning, too.
Then you just mix it together when your tummy screameth.
I will definitely never say the words “tummy screameth” ever again.
Feel free to add in some halved cherry tomatoes, as well. Or if you loathe tuna, try diced chicken! Or even pan-fried tofu if that’s more your steez.
AND, you can make the salad as dressing-y as you want. Just keep adding and stirring the yogurt biz into the salad until it’s slightly creamy, but not overwhelming. AH AH AHHHHHHH AH AH AHHHHHHHHHH. (<–that’s Ariel again.)
Health Food Thursday! PATENT PENDING.
Who wants a brownie?