Can you say “last minute lunch” ? On a busy Summer day it is suddenly lunch time…. what is a girl to do? Run to the garden and then open a can of tuna, and voila’ an albacore salad! Do not be afraid of improvisation!
- 1 cup chopped heirloom cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped tomaltillos, really ripe.
- 1 cup chopped fresh sorrel leaves
- 1 cup mixed basil leaves
- 1 fresh Serrano pepper ( or other pepper you might be growing)
- ¼ cup olive oil (local and organic !!)
- 1 can albacore tuna
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all the vegetable in a serving plate.
- open and drain the tuna
- top the salad with the tuna
- dress with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with some whole basil leaves.
Common sorrel or garden sorrel
Latin name: Rumex acetosa
Sorrel is a perennial herb that is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable. Also
called a pot herb as it is easily grown in pots.
The leaves may be pureed in soups and sauces or added to salads.
They have a flavor that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries.
Plant from seed or cuttings in deep, sandy loam. Well-drained soil that is slightly raised is preferable. Plant four to six seeds on a mound or hill, and space the hills 3 to 6 feet apart in rows 5 to 10 feet apart. When two or three leaves develop, thin by 50 percent.