Tuna and orange salad with croutons (serves 2-3)
185g tin of tuna chunks in spring water, drained
1 orange, skinned and sliced
400g tin of mixed bean salad in water, drained and rinsed
a handful of pea shoots
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
2tbsp Amoy Special Selection soy sauce
1tsp Greek honey
2tbsp olive oil
a handful of Fresh Gourmet sea salt & cracked black pepper croutons
|Salad before the croutons are added|
Drain the water from both tins (and rinse the beans). In a bowl mix the beans with tuna chunks, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, soy sauce and Greek honey.
Take a deep salad dish and arrange first the pea shoots and orange slices, then the tuna/beans mix. Add the olives. This could be made a couple of hours before serving (keep in the fridge covered with the plastic wrap).
Just before serving add a handful of croutons.
These days I have been testing a selection of Fresh Gourmet croutons (see my post Mango and mozzarella salad). I thought Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Croutons would work well with the tuna salad, and indeed, they added a lovely crunch and flavour.
I love croutons and would happily munch on them through the day. This is a classic flavour that would be perfect for salads and soups. I can imagine a freshly made pea and mint soup with a swirl of soured cream would be great with a scattering of these croutons.
This colourful salad is tasty and full of different textures. Try it!
You can find more about Fresh Gourmet toppings, if you visit Fresh Gourmet UK page.