For the most part, soggy mayo-laden tuna salad sandwiches and subs are far from culinary bright spots. This incarnation is another matter, as it’s a plateful of wonderful textures and fresh flavours. Look for pole- or troll-caught tuna, which is the most sustainable option. You can also use a good quality canned albacore tuna.
In small saucepan, bring cider vinegar, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, sugar, and salt to a simmer. Once sugar and salt have dissolved, pour mixture over onion and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
Divide salad greens, bell pepper, celery, cucumber, beans, and dried cherries among serving plates. Place yogurt, avocado, basil, lemon juice, curry powder, and red pepper flakes in blender or food processor container; blend until smooth. Blend in water, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until you have a thin consistency.
Season tuna with salt and pepper. In heavy skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. For medium-rare tuna, sear for 1 minute per side. Transfer tuna to cutting board and cut into 1u20444 in (0.6 cm) thick slices.
Top salad with drained pickled onion and tuna slices. Drizzle avocado dressing over top.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.
Here, the breakfast favourite, granola, serves as a crunchy topping for this salad featuring seasonal delights, including sweet butternut and apple. The maple-date dressing is sure to be kid-approved. You can add cooked lentils to move it from side dish to complete plant-based meal. If desired, swap out butternut for pumpkin or sweet potato and add a creamy touch with feta or soft goat cheese. Date night Soft and oh-so sweet, Medjool dates are a great way to add natural sweetness to everything from baked goods to DIY energy bars and dressings. You’ll also benefit from their fibre and nutrients, including vitamin B6 and potassium, which aren’t found in refined sugar.
What better way to celebrate healthy eating than with cake? Thanks to a healthy dose of orange fruits and vegetables, this cake is chock full of carotenoids, a compound that converts to vitamin A in the body and is essential for proper immune health and good eye health. Nibble-size it! Can’t wait to eat cake? Skip the frosting and roll the cake base into balls to create nibble-sized cake bites.