Thursday, February 26, 2009

Foodie Friday!

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday pot luck party, hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum. Isn't this just the best way to end the work week?!?

My contribution this week is Tuna Egg Salad with Farfalle and butterfly biscuits.

Did you see the cute little butterfly biscuits? I used the little cookie cutters that I won in Gollum's giveaway last week.

The salad passed the hubby test. He went back for more!

Tuna Salad with Farfalle

1 (12-ounce) package Farfalle
2 (6-ounce) cans or pouches of tuna, drained
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese
4 green onions with tops, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup regular or low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cook Farfalle according to package directions. Drain, run under cold water, and drain well. Put into a large bowl. Stir in tuna, cheese, onions and tomatoes.

For dressing, stir together mayonnaise, pickle relish, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. (Salad may be refrigerated for several hours. Add more dressing if too dry.)

Makes 4 - 6 servings.

Recipe developed by cookbook author Marlene Sorosky Gray.

Note: I tweaked the recipe somewhat to use food that I had on hand.
  • One pouch of tuna and 2 boiled eggs.
  • I'm a kalamata olive addict and poured the liquid into the dressing twice!
  • Added a small can of chopped black olives.
  • Used lime juice instead of lemon juice.
  • Garlic salt.

I just love these little cookie cutters and had such a fun time cutting out biscuit shapes! Many thanks to Michael for her generous giveaway last week!




Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Mmm... sounds good! The only thing I would omit is the relish. Icky. The only relish I like is homemade, just with onion and pickle.

Justine :o )

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, that's neat that you used your new bisquit cutters! :-)

And the sald looks good and your table, pretty.

I love your orchid and your window seating. So pretty!

Happy FF...


Sheila :-)

Gollum said...

Tuna salad is one of my favorites. It tastes like an indulgence, yet it can be low cal and low carb. The pasta adds such a kick and testure. Your butterfly biscuits are precious. I'm so glad you're enjoying them!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane! This looks so yummy! And you threw in a tablescape with beautiful dishes as well! I'm so glad you were the winner of Gollum's door prize! And how fun that you used your cookie cutters!! have a great weekend! hugs...Debbie

once in a blue moon... said...

very pretty, and i love your dragonfly touch~

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I love the butterfly pasta with the butterfly biscuits. The recipe sounds good. I think I will have to try it soon. Thanks.

p.s. the sausage was GREAT!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the salad!The butterfly bisquits are so sweet! Love your dishes, napkins,and the sweet birdcages! Just love it.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love tuna salad. Your recipe sounds really good. I love that you used your new cookie cutters for the cute little biscuits.

susan said...

I don't know what looks better...the food or the sunshine and green grass I spy out that window. I could use a good dose of both!!

ellen b said...

Thanks Diane, this looks very good!

Foley said...

Diane - you ca't go wrong with tuna many ways to dress it up! Love your additions to it..the butterfly biscuits are perfect addition!

Looks like you will be having lots of fun with those cutters!

Love your bird cage votive holders!!

Anonymous said...

The biscuit cut outs are so cute and the salad would be perfect on a spring or summer afternoon.

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Diane, I'm glad I found your blog! And thanks for posting your recipe for tuna salad..I love farfalle. I see many fun biscuits with those wonderful cutters in your future.

The bird cage votive holders are terrific!

I also have a snowboarding son. I'm showing my son your son's picture at Lake Tahoe.

Linda said...

I really like tuna, and that sounds like a good new way to fix it. Also thought your table setting was beautiful - pretty white underplates! Linda

Smilingsal said...

That's a cute idea to use cookie cutter for biscuits.

Chandy said...

I want those cookie cutters! They would go with my new dishes! I love them and that salad, I will so do but I'll have to use salmon, not a big fan of tuna. Thanks!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Susan said...

Happy Foodie Friday! Yum Diane... I am going to have to make some tuna salad next week!


Happy To Be said...

GM,Diane you are my first stop for the day...and now I am so hungry..Girl I am loving this table that you did here WOW!! a double hitter day great table and food..I love tuna so this really looks YUMMY to me..and I liked the fact that it's Husband approved to funny..Kinda like the "Good house keeping seal of approval" How's your weather there girl???its been rainy here for a couple of days..but at least it gets rid of the snow !!! Hope you have a great weekend dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

I love tuna salad,so I'll be copying this to my recipe folder, for sure. Your table looks so pretty to.


Mimi said...

Just came by to see what was for lunch and noticed that you have grass out your window! Good grief, it's 6 degrees and sunny here with another 7 inch snowfall overnight. Supposed to get down to -12 tonight. I don't envy people all that often but right now your weather is a dream!

Jill said...

Sounds yummy, very different! I would have to leave out the onions. I love them but they HATE me!

~♥~ Monica S said...

MMmm that looks so good!! ( I work with food every day..but I don't like tuna... I love all kinds of fish though.. not herring)
But give me creamy pasta with smoked salmon ... yummy!!

You did a great job on the food.. it really looks GOOD and yummy!!


xinex said...

The salad looks good, Diane! I also like your orchid and your bird cage candle holders....Christine

ann said...

Diane,this looks awesome.And I love the little butterfly bisquits.I have had cookie cutters just sitting round.I'm going to start usung them.Thats what they're for,huh?
I am so proud you won those.You deserve all good things in life...Ann

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The salad looks so good and your table is very pretty. I need to get my cookie cutters out, for biscuits!

imjacobsmom said...

I think that you and Gollum have started a biscuit craze. I bought some biscuits today at the grocery store. This salad is one of my Dad's favs. ~ Robyn

squawmama said...

Wow Diane... That sounds so yummy... And it looked good on the table. How cute are your little cookie cutters you won... I won the cake stand but haven't received it yet... I can't wait to showcase that too...


mbkatc230 said...

This sounds great! I'm the only one in the house that really likes tuna salad, but I bet they would eat this with the pasta. And your biscuits turned out great, so cute. Kathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This looks delicious, and your table looks so pretty. I'm going to have to try this salad. And what a cute addition your butterfly biscuits are. laurie

Lori said...

Your table setting is gorgeous!! I love that you cut the biscuits into little butterflies - so cute. I'm going to have to try your tuna salad soon. :D

Bo said...

Wow Diane...your table looked gorgeous...LOVE those chargers! Tuna & I don't like each other, but my husband loves it. ;-) Bo

dana said...

What a gorgeous table setting! The little butterfly biscuits are darling--the recipe looks and sounds wonderful! Dana

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