Protein Packed Lentil and Tuna Salad / Proteinska salata od leće i tune

I don’t know about you, but I could sure step away from the carbs for second, with holiday season being in full swing and cookies and other sweet temptations lurching to get me behind every corner. This tuna salad is just the thing. It’s simple, yet filling and delicious. And not drenched in mayo, like majority of tuna salads mostly are. Not that I have anything against mayo, on the contrary. But I’m trying to keep things with this on the healthier side of the spectrum.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 1.13 EUR per serving / 2.26 EUR for all)

½ cup of dried lentils (0.27 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

Two pinches of salt, divided (0.01 EUR)

Two pinches of freshly ground black pepper, divided (0.01 EUR)

1 medium onion (0.09 EUR)

Bunch of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 can of tuna chunks in brine (1.60 EUR)

¼ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Pick through dried lentils, wash in colander and add to pot with bay leaf, pinch of salt, pinch of black pepper and about 2-3 cups of water. Simmer the lentils for 15 minutes on medium heat, until cooked through. Rinse well under running cold water and drain.

Meanwhile, finely dice the onion, chop parsley and add to drained lentils together with drained tuna chunks. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, olive oil and lemon juice, stir well, taste to adjust seasoning and serve.

This salad keeps well for a couple of days, if stored in fridge in an airtight container. IMGP4377


Ne znam za vas, ali meni bi dobro došlo da se na sekundu maknem od ugljikohidrata sada kad smo usred blagdanske sezone, a keksi i drugi slatkiši vrebaju iza svakog ugla. Ova salata od tune prava je stvar. Jednostavna je, a opet zasitna i ukusna. I ne pliva u majonezi, kao većina ostalih salata od tune. Nije da imam nešto protiv majoneze, sasvim naprotiv. Ali trudim se da ovo jelo zadržim na zdravijoj strani spektra.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 8,49 kn po porciji / 16,99 kn za sve)

½ šalice sušene leće (2,00 kn)

1 lovorov listopad (0,10 kn)

Dva prstohvata soli, podijeljena (0,01 kn)

Dva prstohvata svježe mljevenog crnog papra, podijeljena (0,10 kn)

1 srednji luk (0,70 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

1 limenka komada tune u salamuri (12,00 kn)

¼ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

1 žlica zvježe iscijeđenog soka od limuna (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Proberite sušenu leću, isperite u cjedilu i stavite u lonac sa lovorovim listom, prstohvatom soli, prstohvatom papra i 2-3 šalice vode. Kuhajte leću na umjerenoj vatri oko 15 minuta, dok se skroz ne skuha. Dobro isperite pod tekućom hladnom vodom i ocijedite.

U međuvremenu sitno nasjeckajte luk i peršin pa pomiješajte sa ocijeđenom lećom i ocijeđenim komadima tune. Začinite solju, paprom, češnjakom u prahu, maslinovim uljem i sokom od limuna, dobro promiješajte, pa kušajte da prilagodite začine i poslužite.

Ova salata može stajati nekoliko dana u frižideru u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi.

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Protein Packed Lentil and Tuna Salad / Proteinska salata od leće i tune

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