Thursday, December 16, 2010

Salade de Carottes au Thon

Don't let the title fool you.  This is not a French recipe per se.  It's one I thought up.  But to my mind, salade de carottes au thon sounds a thousand times more sophisticated than Carrot Tuna Salad.  But I don't know why it matters.  There is nothing fancy about this recipe, and there needn't be.  It's my favorite go-to lunch of the moment.  Light, healthy, packed full of protein and vitamin A, and wonderfully delicious to boot.

It's one of those meals that is thrown together in a flash.  Grate a few carrots, toss in a bowl with a can of drained tuna, minced shallot or a couple cloves of grated garlic (both if you are feeling daring), and mix with a dressing of plain yogurt and mayonnaise.  Sprinkle liberally with coarse salt and you are good to go.

Salade de Carottes au Thon
3 large carrots, peeled
1 can of drained tuna
1 medium shallot, finely chopped and/or 2 cloves of garlic, grated
1T mayonnaise
1T plain yogurt

1.  Grate carrots in a food processor (hand grater works, too) and place in a medium bowl
2.  Mix in tuna and shallot and/or garlic
3.  Stir mayonnaise and yogurt together and pour over the salad.  Stir until dressing coats the entire salad.
4.  Add salt to taste.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great and this time a year we really do need something quick and healthy, with all those sweets going around.