Arugula, Tuna, and White Bean Salad

 Today wasn’t the tastiest day of nomming, unfortunately. It was also just a really annoying day in general. I just feel irritated by the day. ARG. Anyways… For lunch I had a Mexican vegetarian bowl from WF and while it tasted alright, it left the WORST cilantro aftertaste in my mouth. BLECH!!!!!

For dinner, we tried a recipe from the June ’10 issue of Cooking Light – Arugula, Tuna, and White Bean Salad. Sounds good enough, right? Well, it really wasn’t. I mean, it was decent. I ate it. And by ate it, I mean I ate about half of the bowl below, and then when Tom was out mowing I went downstairs and picked out the pieces of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Cannelini beans to eat from the serving bowl… Yeah…

From this salad, I learned:

  • I don’t really like arugula on its own. It’s too strong – an off-putting bitter peppery flavor.
  • ‘White chunk albacore tuna packed in water’ is not equal to ‘Italian tuna packed in olive oil’. The latter was what the recipe called for, and the former is what I used. I suspect the “Italian tuna” might have been tastier.
  • Cannelini beans are delicious. I can’t seem to find them at Meijer, but I found them at Whole Foods and they are very nice. They have a soft, buttery texture.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is AMAZING. Packs a punch of flavor! Rachael Ray was right – some good ish.

Below is the dressing I used on the salad, which contains:

  • lemon juice
  • EVOO
  • minced garlic
  • S & P
  • Dijon mustard


Dinner was pretty mediocre, so tonight I supplemented my noms with some snackies. A big, juicy organic peach, and some salted cukes.

May have had a few Triple Gingers from Trader Joe’s too… 🙂 You can eat 9 cookies for only 140 calories! So I had 3 cookies. Hollar.

Tomorrow night I am trying a pretty “out there” recipe for me, so cross your fingers for me. Cooking with a few new ingredients… should be interesting! I’ll be documenting it here in the blog!

♪♫ Currently listening to: Atlantic – Keane.

Wow I love this song.

2 thoughts on “Arugula, Tuna, and White Bean Salad

  1. Pingback: Sava’s–Take III « Meg.Goes.Nom.Nom.

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