Tuna Slaw with Mini Roasted Peppers

Tuna Slaw

Full disclosure: when I made this tuna slaw I was in that post-workout fog which makes you act as though the most important thing is to EAT RIGHT NOW. Which, you know, it is. But if I’d had any sense, I would have roasted an entire tray of these peppers instead of just enough for a salad. Don’t be like me: roast a whole tray! Keep the extras in the fridge and throw these suckers on just about anything because they’re delicious! They’re also pretty, lookit:

So we’re going to make a salad in about 15 minutes with minimal effort. Especially if, like me, you’re sneaky and come prepared with one of those naughty pre-chopped coleslaw mixes. I don’t usually buy these, but when they’re on sale and you’re getting 2 lbs of ready-sliced cabbage for less than the price of a small head of cabbage, I’m in! Anyway, first you need to preheat your oven to 425F while you cut the stems off your peppers and then halve them. Throw out the little seeds if you feel like the effort. Toss these in a bowl with whatever seasonings you prefer and a little oil until they’re lightly coated. I used some garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes.

Now just spread your peppers out on a baking tray and put in the oven for about 15 minutes, until they begin to blacken in places.

In the meantime, make your tuna slaw. Add several big handfuls of cabbage to a bowl (reuse the one you tossed your peppers in earlier for minimal washing up) and feel free to throw in any other bits of vegetables you have lying around in your fridge. I had a sliver of onion and the end of a cucumber which I threw in to use up. Add your drained tuna, the juice of half a lime and as much olive oil as you want. Top with a generous amount of your favorite salsa and toss to dress. Split the slaw between plates. Once the peppers are done, top the slaw with them and dig in!

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Tuna Slaw with Mini Roasted Peppers

Tuna Slaw

A great make ahead meal, especially after a workout! This tuna slaw is topped with mini roasted sweet peppers for extra sweetness to contrast the cabbage.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

For the roasted peppers:

  • 12 mini sweet peppers, with stems removed, halved (or cook a tray full and reserve the leftovers for later!)
  • Oil of your choice
  • Seasonings of your choice – garlic, oregano & red pepper flakes works well

For the tuna slaw:

  • 1 can BPA-free tuna, drained
  • 4 cups either coleslaw mix or finely sliced cabbage
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of salsa

Instructions

For the roasted peppers:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. De-stem and halve mini peppers, removing seeds if you wish. Toss in oil and seasonings to coat, then lay out on baking tray.
  3. Roast for 10 – 15 minutes, until they start to blacken in places.

For the tuna slaw:

  1. Add all ingredients to bowl and toss to combine / dress.
  2. Plate the tuna slaw and top with the roasted sweet peppers to serve.



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