Pesto Tunafish Salad


For the last few weeks my early morning ritual has been tending to my neighbors garden.  I love being around plants and have enjoyed my start of the day kid free time.  It’s been pretty fun watching everything grow and to enjoy some of the harvest.  Unfortunately there has been some serious earwig infestation.  I had no idea these were garden pests and I really have nothing nice to say about them.  I was offered a few methods to trap them using tuna oil, bacon grease, or beer.  Of course I decided to go ahead using beer.  You place small cans in the ground, digging holes so they are level with the soil, and filling them up with and inch or two of beer.  I’m happy to report serious earwig killing success!

Since I didn’t have any extra cans laying around for pest control I decided to make a batch of tunafish salad.  I had a jar of homemade walnut-hemp pesto in the fridge, so the obvious option was to make pesto tunafish salad.  I loved this.  The flavor was delicious!  Along with the pesto I added in fresh lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.  It was perfect served over a bed of fresh greens, cucumber, and garden snap peas!  I drizzled a bit of blueberry balsamic vinegar on top to dress the greens, Josh used fresh lemon juice and olive oil.


Pesto Tunafish Salad

  • 2 cans tuna
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon vegenaise
  • s&p
  1. Drain and rinse tunafish.  Place in a  bowl and flake with a fork.
  2. Stir in the pesto, olive oil, and lemon juice.  If desired add in the vegenaise for a creamier texture.  Season with s&p.
  3. Serve over greens, in a sandwich, or with chips.


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