What to Cook When You Hate to Cook. Recipe 12: Tuna/Egg Salad

A quick and easy, yet satisfying recipe for the warm months to come.

As the title suggests, cooking doesn’t even appear on my list of favorite pastimes. When I do it, it’s because it’s either that or starvation. Starvation doesn’t make the above-mentioned list, either.

When I do cook, I do my best to make things that are quick and easy. I look for recipes with 5 to 7 ingredients. If the recipe shows more than 10 elements, forget it.

I prefer meals that I can make in a big batch and eat over several days, thus putting off the torture of cooking again for a while. Leftovers are my favorite foods. (My mother used to call leftovers “Dinosaur Meat” to keep me interested, but she needn’t have worried.)

Here’s a quick and easy, yet satisfying recipe for the warm months to come:

Tuna/Egg Salad

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Tuna
  • Celery
  • Green Onion
  • Spinach
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon Juice

As per usual with my recipes, I don’t stress about quantities overmuch. Do what feels right for you. Then you’re more apt to enjoy the experience as well as the food.

Place a layer of spinach at the bottom of the bowl. Then chop up some green onion and celery, and add that.

In a separate bowl, add the drained tuna. (I like to chop it up even finer so it isn’t chunky.) Include the peeled and sliced hard boiled eggs. Add the lemon and mayo and mix it up. (I like to add a tiny bit too much mayo so that when I’m eating the meal, there’s some mayo for the veggies as well.) Place this mixture into the bowl with the veggies.

If you want to get fancy you can add some chopped up pickle. I usually can’t be bothered. Life’s too short.

Done! Just like that! Now you can get on with your life, safe in the knowledge that you won’t starve right away. Not a bad feeling to have, if you ask me.


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Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

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