Hey there. Hope your week is going well! Did you make a bracket for March Madness? I did and I’m rooting for the alma mater, those Tar Heels!
So, let’s talk lunch lately. Lunch has been a version of this tuna salad on repeat – because it’s amazing. I made a few batches on Sunday since I was loving it so much. By the way, it’s difficult to make tuna look any sort of pretty but it’s all about the dill and feta here. And avvy.
The other night, I met up with Ed for a quick beer and bite before the Hornets’ game! We met at Alexander Michaels, which is a classic restaurant in the Fourth Ward, Charlotte. It’s had rave reviews on yelp so it’s been on my bucket list for quite some time! Here’s where the french fries come in..
Sometimes, especially in the right atmosphere, you’re just not in the mood for a salad or vegetables. Am I right?
I would argue that if you load up on fruits and veggies the majority of the time, you should branch out and order some french fries or ice cream or cupcakes on the occasion. Actually, I wouldn’t argue – I would state it. That’s a clear statement. Enjoy the character of the atmosphere you’re in, and the company you’re with.
Alexander Michaels’ is not known for their veggies. And I had a major craving for french fries. So we went with the chicken quesadillas and the London Broil, which is one of their most popular orders. Juicy flank steak with mushrooms, peppers, onions and allll the cheese. I was in heaven.
A little nugget of wisdom – Don’t take life, or the foods you eat, too seriously.
NOW, LET’S TALK TUNA.
Do you guys ever get those cravings for tuna? ‘Cause I do.
Until this day, I’ve only had tuna with swiss cheese. I was missing out all this time on tuna WITH FETA CHEESE! They go really well together, trust me. And now, you don’t have to miss out on the combo any longer. Hopefully you weren’t losing too much sleep over it.
- 1 can tuna
- 1-2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp garlic
- ½ tsp dill weed
- 1 whole wheat wrap or flatbread, or 2 pieces sandwich bread
- 1/4 cup arugula
- 2 tbsp feta cheese
- ½ apple, optional
- Toppings: avocado, tomato
- Mix the tuna, greek yogurt, lemon juice, mustard and spices in a bowl.
- Open your flatbread (or sandwich) and place bed of arugula on the bottom.
- Layer your tuna salad mixture on top. Top with tomato, avocado and cheese.
If you’re a tuna lover, these pictures don’t do the taste justice. Next time, I need to make this on a nice, starchy Kaiser roll so there’s more bread for this tuna goodness. I even added apple pieces the second time around for a little crunch (since I didn’t have celery) and it added just that little bit of sweetness that it needed.
I’ve had it in a pita and on toast. I really can’t decide which I like better!
How do you like your sandwiches? Pitas, wraps, paninis, toasted bread, buns?