Goats cheese tuna salad8

Posted on October 29, 2009 by ChristieDinner Time, Gluten Free, Travel Stories

Goats cheese tuna salad

More salad!

I’m back on track with healthy eating while in France. It’s for two reasons:

  1. I’ve overindulged for about 4 months while travelling around the world. You read this blog, so you know what I’m talking about. Plus, I haven’t even posted all the super indulgent ones yet, it’s just too embarrassing revealing all the food I’ve eaten!
  2. I’m heading to NYC next week, then San Francisco, LA and Vegas and, quite frankly, I’m scared of the huge American portion sizes I’ve read about and seen on food blogs!

Cheesy interlude

This salad was inspired by a package I received from a PR company for Will Studd’s Cheese Slices DVD series. The Series 4 DVD was in the package but it was sent to my Australian PO Box so I haven’t seen it yet.

I absolutely adore cheese of all varieties so I’m really looking forward to watching it when I get back – especially the episode in Japan with the famous Sydney Chef Tetsuya Wakuda.

You can buy the DVDs online which would be a great foodie gift. Did you know Christmas is less than 2 months away? I hate getting crushed in the Sydney-Xmas-crowd-mayhem, and besides, online purchases are so much cooler.

Back to the salad

Goats cheese and beetroot are a great match; the richness of the cheese is balanced by the sweet, earthiness of the beetroot.

I’ve been completely obsessed by beetroot while in Toulouse because you can buy cooked vacuum-packed ones in the supermarket that are really really good. Often pre-cooked ones are too soft or have lost flavour from being boiled for too long but these ones are perfect.

You can roast or boil your own beetroots but if you’ve got access to good vacuum-packed or canned ones then this salad is super speedy.

Stay healthy, Christie x

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Goats cheese tuna salad recipe

serves 2

1 cup salad leaves (I used rocket, baby spinach, flat leaf parsley)
1 large cooked beetroot, thinly sliced
1/2 avocado, diced
300g can tuna, flaked (I like ones in olive oil, especially the Sirena brand)
1/2 small cucumber, sliced
100g goats cheese, crumbled
1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
olive oil

1. Combine all the ingredients, except the lemon and oil, in a large bowl and toss gently.

2. Divide between two serving plates and then dribble with the lemon juice, zest and oil. Easy!

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