WHITE BEAN, TUNA AND CUCUMBER SALAD WITH HERBY CARROT SALSA

White Bean, Tuna and Cucumber Salad With Herby Carrot Salsa

Yesterday I saw this blog post and realized that I am done for, if people are so disturbed by spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, you sure have a difficult life here on Lucullian, almost 65% of blog readers are less likely to share, link to or forward a blog post or article if it contains grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. “Spelling and grammatical errors harmed a reader’s opinion of a blog, their willingness to spend time on the site and to share its content nearly as much as perceived factual errors did“. Now that makes me wonder if we who are writing a non-mother tongue are ‘exempted’ from this because it is more or less impossible for us not to make mistakes unless you went to an English speaking school as a child. Or maybe it is just me. I live in a linguistic limbo, I speak Swedish with my children and friends, I speak Italian in my daily life and I blog, tweet etc. in English and I often feel that I cannot speak or write any language properly anymore. Sad but true but it somehow it is compensated by the incredible possibilities every language give (or should that be gives??) me as they are all so different and express different cultural identities and, yes, emotional ranges. But still, it makes it more difficult to express myself properly and correctly. Well, if you suffer, I suppose you can always look at the photos!

The first cucumbers have arrived and as I am a cucumber lover and always look forward to this time of the year, I went for them as soon as I saw one. White beans and cucumber is a great combination, both taste and texture gains from the pairing and the carrot salsa is nicely herby and fresh, it is a perfect lunch now when it is getting warm here.

White Bean, Tuna and Cucumber Salad With Herby Carrot Salsa

WHITE BEAN, TUNA AND CUCUMBER SALAD WITH HERBY CARROT SALSA
3-4 servings

400 ml/1,7 cup white beans, cooked
2 tins (160 g/5,6 oz) of tuna
1 quite big cucumber
2 carrots
fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley or whatever takes your fancy
3 sun-dried tomatoes
1-2 tblsp capers, optional
salt
extra-virgin olive oil

– Put the sun-dried tomatoes in tepid water to soak for 20-30 minutes.
– Peel the cucumber and either dice it or cut it into very thin strips. (I used my mandolin that has a special attachment thing that cuts things into thin strips).
– Put the cucumber in a bowl and add beans and tuna, mix well.
– Peel and grate the carrots finely and put it into a blender, food processor or whatever you use to mix thing with. Add herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, some salt and a dash of olive oil. Blend until smooth, add more olive oil until it has the right consistency, i.e. the one you like.
– Add the salsa to the salad and stir well. Let it rest a little before serving.

White Bean, Tuna and Cucumber Salad With Herby Carrot Salsa

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