Thursday, April 3, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow Strikes Again In The Kitchen..


I haven't been much into cooking lately and have been pretty much living off of almonds, avocado, or yogurt... loads of fun. Tuesday I took a mental health day and I can't even put into words how helpful it was. I slept in, did 3 loads of laundry, went grocery shopping, and actually cooked meals for the week. Today I wanted to share a new recipe I tried, one adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook. I used her recipe but also added a bit of my own touch and could not be happier with the outcome. If you are looking for a healthy, quick, and tasty lunch to throw together for the week look no further!


Chickpea and Tuna Salad with Arugula

1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
2 cans of tuna fish in oil ( I used Trader Joes brand)
1/2 of a small red onion chopped
3 scallions chopped
2 handfuls of arugula chopped
1/2 of a fresh squeezed lemon
Olive oil
Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper

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I wish I could say I had a method for the way I mixed all of the above ingredients but I honestly chopped everything, added it to a bowl, and combined. I didn't exactly measure out the olive oil or the dijon mustard and pretty much relied on taste and what I thought would be a good amount. As mentioned above, this is not Gwyn's exact recipe but definitely an inspiration from hers. So far I have been thoroughly enjoying this during my lunch this week and am looking forward to making it again soon!

Yours truly,
Emily

4 comments:

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

Holy moly. This looks AWESOME. Chick peas are my jam. :)
xx

Ally {Life as I know it} said...

I've wanted to try this salad. Glad to hear it was good!!

Annie {Home of Malones} said...

YUM! this looks amazing. I love the pepperiness of arugula and adore chickpeas in my salad. Can't wait to try.

Tess said...

Pinning this right now. I love EVERYTHING about this salad and what an easy weeknight meal.

THANK YOU!