Tuna, Feta, Mixed Bean and Brown Rice Salad with a Creamy Garlic and Basil Dressing

Happy Pancake Day you’alll, and let’s celebrate it with a tuna rice salad!!! In my defence we had pancakes 2 weeks ago, specifically for the reason that I could blog the recipe before pancake day, however my camera’s memory card was sat in my computer instead of my camera so the pictures were non-existent; which is a shame because the pancakes were so damn good! – Ooohhhhh well, I’ll just have to make pancakes again (what a terrible shame that is)! So, keep this delicious tuna salad recipe for a day that you aren’t stuffing your face with pancakes, and it you’re still looking some delicious, out of the ordinary pancake inspiration, then just check out my post from previous years.

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Serves 2

  • 3 eggs – hardboiled
  • 90g feta cheese – crumbled
  • 160g brown rice – cooked according to the pack instructions with 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 x tin tuna
  • 400g tin mixed bean salad
  • ½ cucumber – de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 50g red cabbage – finely chopped
  • 2 large spring onions – finely sliced
  • Handful peas and sweetcorn – de-frosted by running a cold tap over them for a few minutes

For the dressing

  • Juice 1 ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 small glove garlic – crushed
  • Handful basil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Splash double cream

This salad is simple – just toss together all the ingredients in a large bowl, whiz up the dressing in a blender and serve – Bob’s your uncle!

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