Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hot Summer Cold Dinner

I don't know about where you are but where I am it's lethally hot, literally between May and June we already have exceeded our annual average number of 100 degree days (average is 12) by 3 days and it's not even officially summer yet! What is a girl to do? Well aside from barricading myself in my house, shutting the blinds and cranking the AC I have to find ways to make due. Part of 'making due' includes trying to keep the stove turned on as little as possible so I've been making a lot more salads and no-cook meals.

Cool as a Cucumber Tuna Salad

2 Large Cucumbers, Peeled and Sliced into half-moons
1 Fennel Bulb, sliced thinly
3 5-oz cans Tuna packed in olive oil, drained and flaked
2 Tbsp White-truffle Dijon Mustard (or Dijon would substitute fine)
2 Tbsp Champagne Vinegar
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tsp Poppy Seeds
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Place veggies and tuna in a large bowl together.
2. Whisk mustard, vinegar, olive oil, poppy seeds and salt/pepper together.
3. Pour over tuna and veggies, mix well, serve!

Someone I have yet to introduce, the newest member of my family, Sam. He joined the family the day before Easter and has been finding his place in the house quite easily.

He's certainly enjoying himself (nagging my dad). His brother Jack has adjusted quite well to him (thank goodness) too. Now if I could just get him to quit using his loud-high-pitched puppy bark...that'd be a trick!


Chef E said...

How cute he is! The puppy stage is a hard one to deal with at times, but worth it when they become the loyal companion we crave...

I have cucumbers, but no tuna LOL Now I want this!

Angie's Recipes said...

Your puppy is so adorable!
I love your salad, refreshing and tasty!

girlichef said...

Awwww! Sam is adorable :D And there is NO WAY IN HEDOUBLEHOCKEYSTICKS that I'd cook in that kind of heat...that tuna salad would suit me just fine. Love the cukes!

Chef Fresco said...

Aww congrats on the new addition!

The salad looks tasty! We have our first garden this year and the cukes are about the only things we can seem to make grow. =)

Dee said...

That salad was completely tasty. Sam is the most adorable addition we've had to the family in some time. If only he could control the puppy voice into an "inside" voice. ha,ha!