Borlotti bean and tuna lunch box

Enough for 2 lunch box portions:Borlotti_Lunchbox

  • 1 tin tuna steak (drained);
  • 1 tin borlotti beans (drained and rinsed);
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped);
  • 1 piece of fennel (peeled from a bulb and chopped);
  • About 8 sprigs of flat parsley ( roughly chopped);
  • Dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice and black pepper.

Mix all the ingredients (except the dressing) together, then mix in sufficient dressing, so that the mixture is moist but not too wet.

As usual, this comes with cherry vine tomatoes, beetroot, spring onions, carrot sticks and oil and vinegar dressing.

Another tuna lunchbox

Tuna_Lunchbox

No beetroot today.

This one consists of spicy tuna salad (omit the red kidney beans; add some black olives – enough for two servings), carrot sticks (they also serve as a barrier between the two salads), and little gem lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and fresh coriander salad).

Peanut rice luchbox

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This used up some left-over brown rice.

Mixed the rice with spring onions, frozen peas and salted, roasted peanuts; and a dressing made from soy sauce, olive oil, a little hot chilli sauce, a little white wine vinegar and some grated ginger.

Also cherry tomatoes, beetroot, spring onions and carrot sticks.

Rice salad lunchbox

Rice_salad_lunchbox

This used up the remaining red kidney beans and left-over brown rice from the chipotle prawns.

Rice salad made with cooked brown rice, red kidney beans, spring onions, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, harissa, olive oil and vinegar.

Also cherry tomatoes, beetroot and celery, and carrot sticks.

Lunchboxes with ham

When you’ve opened a packet of ham, you have to finish it. So here are two lunchbox ideas.Ham_Lunchbox1

Ham and coleslaw (made from shredded white cabbage, carrot and onion; with 50/50 mayonnaise/low fat yogurt, plus a squeeze of lemon juice and a dab of Dijon mustard):

 

 

 

 

 

Rice salad (made from brown rice, petit pois and spring onions, with oil and vinegar dressing:

Ham_Lunchbox2

As always, they both come with cherry vine tomatoes, beetroot, spring onions, carrot sticks and oil and vinegar dressing.

Lunch box left-overs again – Japanese rice salad

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Following on from the Chilli con Carne I had some left-over brown rice.

I rinsed it with cold water, drained it and put it in the fridge. It’s important to cool cooked rice immediately as it can be fertile ground for bacteria.

I mixed the rice with sliced spring onions, cooked (frozen) soya beans and petit pois, diced cucumber, and sesame seeds. To this mixture I added a dressing made from grated fresh ginger, chilli flakes, oil, soy sauce, vinegar and a drop of toasted sesame oil.

So this 750ml square ‘Lock & Lock‘  box contains Japanese Rice Salad, together with small tomatoes, beetroot, spring onions, carrot sticks and oil & vinegar dressing,