Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Clean Eating at the In-Laws' {Tuna Borlonais}

My in-laws have been wonderful with me and my dietary needs. They special-made meals catered to my picky delicate palate when I first arrived in Belgium (luckily, there are very few foods I don't like now) and since I've gone gluten and dairy free, they've done their best to create meals I can enjoy as well when they know I'll be eating with them.

I usually only eat dinner at their house nowadays, since the hubster and I have moved out and gotten a place of our own in the big city, but every so often I find myself there around lunch time. Everyone else in the house just grabs the box of sandwich fixin's from the fridge and defrosts a couple slices of bread, but I can no longer do that. I have to prepare something special for me.

I've therefore created an easy, throw-together type tuna salad that I eat nearly every lunch time spent at their house. They almost always have the ingredients needed to make it, and if not, I improvise a bit with what I find in their fridge and pantry.

It may not be that pretty to look at, but it's always simple, always fast and always delicious - just the way food should be!

Tuna Borlonais

  • 1 can of tuna, drained
  • 2 tbsp of yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 5-10 green olives, sliced
  • 2 anchovy fillets, diced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • *optional add-ins: artichoke hearts, cucumber, bell peppers, hard boiled egg, tomato...
  1. Mix together all the ingredients and season to taste.
  2. Eat immediately (this is great in lettuce wraps or just as-is). Leftovers may be kept in the fridge.

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