I haven’t posted a work lunch recipe in a long time…
It’s seemed less important since I started working from home and I’m totally taking for granted the luxury of being able to walk into the kitchen and whip up whatever I feel like (without the need to microwave it later and usually have it end up totally overheated and a soggy mess with the office’s unpredictable microwave). So when John West approached me to develop a recipe using their new line of fiery tuna, I channelled my past-office-worker self, thought of the guys I used to work with who would eat tuna straight from the can for lunch and remembered the dreaded microwave.
What I came up with is this couscous salad which doesn’t need re-heating, is super tasty and will take a giant total of 15 minutes (tops) to prepare. Plus it’s an absolutely perfect work lunch as there’s no risk of it going soggy. Also, tuna + vegetables + couscous= super satisfying and filling…
- 1 cup of couscous
- Rind of ½ a lime
- 1 tsp of smokey paprika
- 2 x 95gm cans of chilli tuna (I used John West Tuna and Sriracha)
- 1 small can (125g) of corn kernels, rinsed.
- 2 red capsicums, diced
- ½ a cup of roughly chopped fresh coriander
- Fresh lime wedges and yoghurt, to serve (optional)
- In a small bowl, place your couscous, lime rind and smokey paprika with a pinch of salt and stir.
- Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the couscous and cover (I find a large flat plate works best and uses less plastic!)
- Meanwhile in another bowl, stir together the corn, capsicum, coriander and tuna. Make sure you choose a tuna with a good amount of flavouring included so it helps marinate the other ingredients.
- After the couscous has been covered for at least 5 minutes, remove the cover and scrape with a fork until it’s fluffy and separated.
- To serve, spread the couscous on a large plate (or in a plastic container for lunch) and top with the tuna and vegetable mixture.
Truly #healthynothard, so please, if you’re eating plain tuna straight from the can, take the 15 minutes this weekend to jazz it up a little….