Tuna Salad in Chicory Cups

Tuna Salad in Chicory Cups | Add A Little

I hope everyone’s had a good start to the week!

Tuna Salad in Chicory Cups | Add A Little

It’s nearly Super Bowl which means SNACK. If you want to find me, you know I’ll be around the snack table 😉

Tuna Salad in Chicory Cups | Add A Little

These are a super easy and healthy snack to put together – you can make the tuna in advance and just serve it in chicory cups (butter lettuce would also be delicious) before serving!

Tuna Salad in Chicory Cups | Add A Little

Tuna Salad in Chicory Cups dairy free, gluten free
Serves 2

This is a perfect light recipe for a light lunch or snack – the tahini gives it a delicious creaminess whilst the lemon juice and zest lifts the whole dish! Perfect with celery and red peppers too!

1 can tuna in olive oil
Handful of plum tomatoes
1/4 cucumber, finely chopped
2 spring onions, finely chopped
Lemon zest

Chicory, to serve

optional: peppers, courgette, coriander or parsley

Mix the tuna salad ingredients with the tahini dressing.

Serve immediately in chicory cups.

For the dressing
1 tbsp tahini
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste
Extra virgin olive oil (optional)

Stir the tahini with the water and lemon juice until smooth and creamy.
It may separate at first but keep whisking and it will become smooth!

Tuna Salad in Chicory Cups | Add A Little


Massaged Kale Salad


Ok, I know I’m a bit very late on the whole kale salad bandwagon, but I thought I’d join now – better late than never, right? I mean, I’ve been eating kale for a while, but I only ever steamed it because the leaves were hard bitter and have quite a ‘distinct’ smell, to say the least. I’d seen massaged kale salads floating round the net but never really took a second look at them, but THANK THE LORD I finally caved in!

Massaging kale really gets rid of the bitterness and tastes like a normal salad leaf, but more substantial and SO much better for you! Kale is considered a superfood – it is high in iron, fibre, anti inflammatory and high in vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C!


Massaged Kale Salad vegan, gluten free and dairy free

PInch of salt
Squeeze of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil

Put kale in a bowl and sprinkle with salt.

Massage kale as if you are giving someone a shoulder massage for a few minutes.

Add a dash of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (don’t over-do it, you can always add more later!)

Once kale has softened, add any ingredients of choice and drizzle good quality extra virgin olive oil on top.