Thursday, 4 July 2013

Tuna and orange salad with croutons

Summer (what summer? I hear you ask) is a perfect time for eating salads. And this is the right time to experiment with the ingredients, changing a few bits here, adding a few new touches there, or even just sticking to the good old classics, if you don't fancy any changes. Tuna salads are very popular, but could get a bit boring. How about jazzing it up a bit? Here is a delicious summery twist on the standard tuna salad with beans - Tuna and orange salad with croutons.

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.


  1. this tuna and orange salad looks delicious and really healthy too makes plain old tuna a liitle more interesting yummy

  2. Again - never really thought about putting orange with tuna. I do adore tuna! Off to the supermarket now to buy the ingredients!

  3. Helen, hope you like it. I also got more tuna today to make this salad. In this hot weather it's just the thing, nothing too heavy.

  4. Sounds delish and very healthy x

  5. Thank you, ladies! Already did it again.