This week’s theme in Bentochallenge was “Stars”:
Wholewheat pasta salad with tuna, corn and jalapeños, carrot stars, a babybel cheese, tortilla star cutouts (idea from kopiikat) and some konpeitou because they also look like little stars to me.
Wholewheat pasta salad:
Cook pasta al dente and rinse cold.
In a bowl, combine dripped-off tuna from a can, sweet corn, chopped onions, finely chopped jalapeños, thick yoghurt and mayonaise (I usually have a 3:1 ratio, but do it according to your taste), salt pepper and herbs to taste. Mix in pasta and mix thoroughly. Done!
If you want to have a spread rather than a salad, use creamcheese instead of yoghurt/mayo and no pasta.
Tuna and jalapeños go together great! Why oh why didn’t I start using this sooner?
I had tuna steak with jalapeño marinade and sub sammiches with tuna/jalapeño spread before, but it never occurred to me to get a jar for home until now.
The Boyfriend gets a less cute bento without stars:
Okay, I lied. I smuggled in some tomato stars :) Will he survive the cuteness?