Healthy Blueberry, Tuna and Mushroom Salad Recipe

Ever had blueberries in a salad?  It's common to have grapefruit, lemon, orange and stawberries in salads, amongst other fruits, but it's not quite as commonplace to have blueberries.  Look at this lovely salad I made - one of the most colourful salads I have ever made:-


If your blueberries are lovely and ripe and juicy, then they are absolutely delicious in a savoury salad, because their sweetness really compliments the rest of the ingredients, and when your mouth bursts into a blueberry, it feels like a well-earned holiday for your tongue.


I had had a busy day at work, and in the evening I was really hungry, but I knew my pallet was desiring something super-healthy and low fat that would give me the energy boost I needed.  Now, I don't actually like lettuce (weird, I know), so there is no lettue involved, but I came up with this delicious salad recipe.  The ingredients are:
300g blueberries, 1 tin of tuna, 1 large mushroom (or 2 smaller ones, a quarter of a cucumber, half a yellow pepper, 1 carrot, 150g cherry tomatoes, 300g edamame beans, 1 organic red onion, some cress, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon.


I added chia seeds because their texture and crunchiness really gives the salad a subtle lift.  Also, chia seeds are bursting forth with Omega-3 fatty acids, great for heart health, fighting heart disease, and reducing bad cholesterol.  They are also packed with calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium and fibre.  These are more great reasons to add chia seeds to salads, puddings and smoothies.

Here is the little video I made of me making the salad:-

Did you like the giant pencil sharpner I used on the carrot?  It's a great kitchen tool to have because it's easier to use than a grater.  I bought it from Tiger Stores.

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3 comments:

  1. Woah! Nice recipe I'll recommend it to the wife tonight

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    1. Fantastic! Let me see a pic when you've made it!

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  2. I really like this recipe, it remember a little bit the nicoise salad, I will try to make it.

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