Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ensalada de Atún y Pimientos #Sponsored #MomsMeet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moms Meet
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review, 
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

When the opportunity arose - through my association with Moms Meet - to try Albacore Wild Tuna by Wild Planet, I was excited. Though I don't often buy canned food for my family, sustainably-caught tuna and sardines are a quick way to get a protein on the table in a pinch, so I always have some in the cupboards for those crazy evenings when I don't have a lot of time to prep a dinner.

And this brand is one I really enjoy. So, I was happy to share it with my crew of friends who also try to make healthy eating choices for their families.

boys waiting patiently for the sampling to start

Now, the instructions for this tasting were to sample the tuna with nothing added. But, really, I wanted to showcase a recipe that adults and kids would both enjoy. So, I did open up one can, flaked it with a fork, and let people see and taste that. However, I whipped up one of our favorite summer salads for the group lunch! But before I get to the recipe - and the reactions - here's a little bit about Wild Planet...

Wild Planet is committed to sourcing only from fisheries that practice sustainable fishing methods. In this case, Wild Planet sources exclusively  through the use of pole and line fishing techniques. Greenpeace ranked Wild Planet as number one in a recent review of twenty different brands of canned tuna. Additionally, Wild Planet tuna is considered a 'best choice' for sustainability by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program!

What we noticed: because Wild Planet tuna is packed without added water, broth or fillers, there is very little liquid to drain from the can before using it. And the liquid that is in there is natural juices from the fish. So, don't drain it at all! I mixed it right into my recipe for the Omega-3s. Yum.

A 5-ounce can of Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna typically retails for $4.99. You can use the store locator on their website to find a retailer near you. If you're local to me, Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Lucky, and Savemart all carry this product.

Ensalada de Atún y Pimientos is a recipe that friends from Spain served when we had dinner at their house. And it's been a favorite ever since. Roasting the peppers take the longest, but it's worth the effort and I usually roast them on a Sunday and have the salad for lunch or dinner before the middle of the week.

Ingredients serves 6

  • 6 roasted peppers (I like to use a mixture of red, yellow, and orange peppers)
  • three cans tuna (prefer Wild Planet), not drained
  • 4 hardboiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • freshly ground salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, as needed
  • organic lettuce for garnish, optional

Roasting peppers is a cinch! Here's what you need to do...you're four, easy steps away from having freshly roasted, peeled bell peppers for whatever you choose.

Place your washed and dried bell peppers on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Roast for 25 minutes until the skin is beginning to char. Flip over and roast for another 25 minutes. Your peppers should begin to look deflated and softened.

Now to steam them...Place your peppers in a sealed bag or covered glass dish. The steam helps loosen the skins so you can peel them easily. Leave them sealed until they are completely cool.

If you're using them immediately, peel them now. If you're using them in a few days, refrigerate and peel when you're ready to use them.

Peel and dice your peppers. Please them in a medium mixing bowl with the tuna and their juices. Add in your diced eggs. Mash lightly with a fork, leaving the tuna in bite-sized pieces. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

I plated these samples in small ramekins on top of organic lettuce leaves.

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*Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program,
May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

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