Larder Salad


No, I don't mean lard, as in FAT, I mean LARDER, as in your kitchen cupboard!

I always make extra green beans for dinner, so I can throw together a quickie salad from canned ingredients I have in the larder.
This way, when I am starving, I don't reach for that piece of cake, instead I eat salad.

This is sort of like my antipasto salad, except no salami, I add a can of Italian oil packed tuna. (feel free to add salami).

You can make this up as you go.
Any kind of canned bean, vegetable or leftover meat.

The dressing is made with a simple red wine vinaigrette.
This also is a good salad to pack up and take to work with you, the flavors get better as the week goes by.

Larder Salad: (no lard involved!)

1 can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained.
1/4 red onion, slices or chopped fine
1 can of tuna packed in oil, drained (preferably Italian FLOT)
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 ripe tomato, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 tbsp drained capers or olives
1 cup of cooked, cooled green beans (al dente is best)
fresh parsley


1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together and drizzle dressing over.
Gets better each day in the refrigerator.



kat said…
That looks good but is it better than cake ;)
The JR said…
So pretty. Love the colors. Looks yummy.
Bob said…
Gotta love it, I'm down with anything that uses up some of my canned goods. Heh.
Karen said…
Great idea... nice to have in the fridge as a healthy, quick lunch.
Ciao Chow Linda said…
Unfortunately, I reach for that piece of cake, but that's why you're so trim and I'm not. This salad does look beautiful and satisfying.
Melbourne Girl said…
Thanks Stacey looks delish! I'd never heard of Garbanzo Beans but thought they looked like what we call chick peas...They are yummy.

I'll make this through the week because it'll be great for the warm weather.

Oh, I found romano beans at the supermarket and made the green beans and potatoes again. It was wonderful

Thanks again
Dana said…
That is a great idea! Randy loves green beans so much that even if I made two pounds of them, he would eat them all. Next time I make them I am going to hide some so I can make a salad like this. (Minus the tuna... :) )
Now I know your secret. Salad for lunch, Halloween candy cake for dessert. I'm liking this!
The Food Hunter said…
This is my kind of lunch salad!
Anonymous said…
Garbanzo beans are chickpeas.

Living in England my fridge is a larder one, no freezer attached to it.

The salad looks lovely.