Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ceci con Tonno -- Chick Peas and Tuna

Before summer comes to an end, there are more opportunities for salad-centered suppers. Ceci (garbanzos) con tonno is my favorite variation on fagioli (cannellini beans) con tonno. Both are very simple and flexible dishes.

A purist would start with dried beans but it's much faster to start with a can of beans. Try different brands of canned beans until you find your favorite. Each brand is quite different. For this recipe, I prefer Bush's Garbanzos because they are crunchier and drier than other brands but you might prefer another brand.

  • 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • Chopped celery, onions, bell pepper, sweet pepper or other vegetable to taste
  • Italian dressing
  1. Toss the ingredients and and serve or let sit for the beans to soak up a bit of the dressing.
Easy peasy. Use whatever kind of tuna you prefer. Use any beans you like. Vary the veggies. Vary the dressing. This is an extremely easy main dish salad.

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