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Easy tuna salad pot

Easy tuna salad pot

This recipe is courtesy of BBC GoodFood.


  • 100g/3½oz cooked and cooled brown rice
  • 1 carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g/3½oz tinned tuna steak drained weight
  • 1 large handful of mixed salad leaves
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin, linseed, and sesame
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the desk-drawer dressing

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. To make the dressing, put the vinegar and olive oil into a jam jar or Kilner jar, make sure these are clean. Add a pinch of salt and some pepper and shake together.

  2. Put the rice into a glass or plastic jar, or lidded container. Top with the grated carrot and tomatoes.

  3.  Alongside this, Flake the tuna on top of the vegetables and season with pepper.
  4. Top with mixed leaves and then sprinkle with the seeds.

  5. Cover and keep chilled until ready to serve, normally keep chilled for at least 24 hours before serving.
  6. Give the dressing a good shake and drizzle 1 tablespoon over the salad. Toss everything lightly together and serve either in a bowl or in the jar.

Banner and Image Credit: BBC

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