Monday, June 6, 2011

Balsamic Tuna Salad

The husband had a work function, so I was on my own when dinner time rolled around. Inspired by the gorgeous, summery weather in Wisconsin (and, let's be honest, the stuff I had in my fridge and cupboards), I decided to make myself a little tuna salad.

I threw some stuff in a bowl, and greedily scarfed it down while I watched some high-quality television (in other words, DVR'ed episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County). When I was darn near finished, I had a revelation, "Holy cow! This is awesome!" And I meant the food, not the high-quality television. Although that was awesome, too. "I need to post the recipe on Hot Dinner Happy Home! People should eat this!"

So, I took a picture of my mostly-eaten dinner with my camera phone. I have no shame.

Balsamic Tuna Salad
Serves: 1 hungry person (ahem, me)

1/2 cup cooked small pasta (I like farfalle)
1/4 cup flaked tuna
1/2 sweet red pepper, diced
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1.5 tablespoons really good balsamic vinegar
1 small tomato, diced
2 tablespoons chopped basil
Salt and pepper

Combine pasta, tuna, and red pepper in a bowl. Drizzle with oil and vinegar and stir to combine. Gently stir in tomato and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stuff your face while watching Real Housewives of Orange County.


  1. Sounds great! Love tuna.


  2. I'm always on the market for a good summer salad! (even though we are having anything but summer weather here on the cold grey San Diego coastline). Some days when things are busy it's nice to simply toss something together and be done, this will do nicely!

  3. Red pepper, balsamic and tuna are a magic combination!

  4. Great dish for a busy day, especially when it will be over 100 degrees here. Like the combination of the red pepper and tuna. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Glad you all like it! It was oh-so-easy. And, Kim, sorry about your stinky weather. Ick.