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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 13, Tuesday

Salad with Creamy Dressing, Tuna, Walnuts and Cheese
Crusty Whole Grain Bread

Cooking time:   15 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      Lettuce is in full season now. One of the pleasures and benefits of seasonal cooking is summer salads that require none.... cooking, that is.  Make the dressing, assemble the salad and eat. Serve with some crusty, whole grain bread or a French 'stick' (skinny baguette). 
Because the walnuts are dry and somewhat tannic, I use a bit more dressing than usual.  

Salad with Creamy Dressing, Tuna, Walnuts and Cheese

Total time: 15 minutes
  This is a light, heart-healthy summer salad, with walnuts, greens, and a tangy dressing made with Greek Yogurt, reminiscent of 'Ranch', but lower in calories and all natural.

Salad with Creamy Dressing, Tuna, Walnuts and Cheese Ingredients:

 Instructions:

 Note: This will keep a week... And makes a great dip for raw veggies.

Cooking schedule: 15 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
tongs or salad utensils, scissors, small bowl,
salad bowl, salad spinner, whisk
Wash greens, spin dry
Snip herbs
Mix yogurt, mustard, vinegar
Whisk in oil

Cut tomatoes in half
Open, drain tuna
Put greens in salad bowl, add dressing, toss
Taste, adjust if needed
Arrange tuna on salad
Arrange tomatoes, walnuts on salad
Sprinkle with cheese
Drizzle with a bit more dressing
Serve - with chunks of bread on the side....

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