RECIPE: Tuna and Lentil Salad Sandwich
WINNIPEG, MB – I love finding ways to stretch the food budget. Having grown-up in Manitoba Housing and being on a tight budget in my early 20’s, I know how difficult it can be to ensure there is a healthy, filling and affordable meal on the table. Life, bills and commitments get in the way. Sometimes you find yourself staring at your online bank account saying “how am I supposed to make this work?”. Trust me, we’ve all been there. This is why I started Peppers and Pennies, a home cooking blog focused on sharing affordable and accessible recipes. You can eat well, have a few treats and enjoy the process. Let me show you how! Each week, I will be bringing MyToba News readers a featured recipe from my blog.
To start things off, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Every home cook should have a few budget staples in their pantry. My top suggestions are tins of tuna, dried lentils or beans and rice. There is a lot you can do with these dirt cheap basics as they lend themselves well to creativity and lack of time. My favourite meal to make with these staples when I am rushed, lazy or just not feeling ‘it’ is a tuna salad sandwich.
This sandwich isn’t just any ‘ol tuna salad, however. This one boasts the addition of green lentils to stretch your can of tuna to feed more than one person. The flavour and texture of green lentils make the perfect mix-in for this tuna salad and goes well with the fresh spring flavours of peppers, green onions and cucumbers. This sandwich is protein packed and will surely fuel your busy day.
Amanda Cortens for MyToba News
Amanda Cortens is a food blogger at Peppers & Pennies. With a focus on cooking from scratch, her recipes are both accessible and budget friendly. Amanda is a proud Manitoban who loves hiking, Winnipeg beer and buying local.