Today I had a late afternoon party that involved food to go to. I wanted a lighter lunch That involved white beans and this fit my plans perfectly! I made a white bean salad and a white bean hummus.
For the salad:
In a medium-sized mixing bowl I added:
- 1/2 can of chunk light tuna
- 1 diced bell pepper
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/8 cup diced green olive with pimento
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- S&P to taste
I put it all on top of a bed of chopped romaine and added a bit of diced avocado on top. On the side I put some of my white bean hummus (top right of photo) and pita chips.
For the Hummus:
- 1 can of white beans rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of tahini
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1 clove of garlic
Whirl it up in a blender/mixer! You may need to add some lemon juice or water (I use the latter) to get it to a consistency that you like.
This meal really hit the spot! I am looking forward to a left over lunch tomorrow. 🙂
I am going to clean up a bit around the house and relax for the evening. Probably ice my knee too. It feels pretty good but I did quite a bit today (a lengthy walk and bike ride, not to mention gardening too! ) I need to slow down a bit tomorrow. This happens when it feels good I do too much and I am hurt again. Not this time. 🙂
Take it easy and I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening too!
Talk soon. 🙂