Behold, y’all. We are entering salad season!
I’ve shared it so many times in the past, but I’m new to this whole salad-loving thing. Then, when I was pregnant with Weston in the dead of Colorado’s 2011/2012 winter all I wanted from life was a fresh salad. I just wanted some good garden-fresh spinach with a bunch of fruit and veggies that you can only find in the summer months, and drizzle of dressing.
Sure, you can find salad anywhere. And I tried to find something that would meet my impossibly high 3rd trimester standards, but the reality is that it didn’t exist. Honestly I figured that I would just get over it after Weston was born, like it was some kind of random pregnancy craving – but the longer I went without that salad, the more I wanted it! When the good local fresh stuff started hitting the markets I was all over it, and a the salad obsession was born!
So tuna salad. I’ve never really had it before because we didn’t eat a lot of tuna growing up. College is really when I started to eat it consistently because it was so affordable, but even then I didn’t have the guts to really make it my own. And this salad you guys? Totally worth the wait. It’s incredibly simple and pairs so well with a bunch of fresh lettuce, OR served in a sandwich/wrap. I like to chop my mango and fold it into the whole thing, but in a true moment of transparency I can down a whole ripe mango in one serving, so I just eat the extra on the side.
Here’s to salad season guys!
QUICK HUMMUS, MANGO AND PISTACHIO SALAD
- 1 can Bumble Bee solid white Albacore tuna, drained
- 2 Tbsp hummus (I love Sabra’s Roasted Garlic hummus, but if you like to make your own I really adore this version!)
- 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mango
- 1 Tbsp dried cranberries
- 1 Tbsp shelled roasted pistachios
- lettuce/tomatoes/carrots – your favorite salad items!
I know it’s going to sound so simple, but I think it’s all about the ratio of ingredients here. Stir together the hummus, the Greek yogurt and the mustard. Flake the tuna a bit with a fork, then fold the tuna, mango and cranberries into the wet ingredients. If you’d like the fold the pistachios in then that’s fine, but they lose their crunch fairly quickly if you do. I like to top mine with the pistachios right before eating! Serve and enjoy!