Our diet changes with warmer weather. Less soups and more salads. We eat a bit lighter…
For instance, one night we just enjoyed this cool and delicious Tuna & Chickpea Salad with some of the organic dry goods products sent to us courtesy of Shiloh Farms.
I’ve always wanted to make beans “from scratch” instead of out of the can, and it’s surprisingly easy.
Following the directions on the package, I soaked the beans overnight, brought to a boil the next day, then simmered for 90 minutes. They tasted great and no salt! Making my own beans was easy and the taste difference was markedly superior to canned!
Tuna, Chickpea, & Onion – Savory Salad
2 cups chickpeas, drained
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup minced sweet onion
1 sliced or quartered tomato
Toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Top with lemony yogurt dressing!
Lemony Yogurt Dressing
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup of your favorite oil (olive, avocado, grapeseed, etc)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/8 tsp powdered mustard or garlic (optional! I love powdered mustard in seasoning! or try a fresh garlic, pressed)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Now that’s a cool and refreshing light summer meal, or a great side dish. Perfect for picnics!
I’m excited to try out some other summer salads with the organic red beans and organic sesame seeds they sent as well! (And did you check out my Red, White, and Blue Quinoa Breakfast Salad?).
Shiloh Farms has a 30+ year history of offering all-natural, wholesome and organic foods to consumers who enjoy the simple nourishment nature provides. Their packaged dry goods (some conventional, many organic) can be purchased individually or by the case. You’ll find everything from dry beans, flours and baking goods (including many gluten free flours and mixes), and natural sweeteners.
Shiloh Farms recently introduced a line of certified gluten-free line of more than 30 products, ranging from lentils, to flour, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut sugar and allergen-free chocolate chips with most of them USDA organic certified. As you may know, gluten-free products that haven’t been processed and packaged in a certified gluten-free facility risk cross contamination with gluten – even if they’re naturally gluten-free.
I think the prices are reasonable at Shiloh Farms, especially on the organic and gluten free items.
Thanks to Shiloh Farms for providing products to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own!