Spinach, Tuna, Tomato and Radish Salad for Paz

September 1, 2008 | Filed Under Fellow Bloggers, Fruits, Guest Bloggers, Kalyn's Kitchen blog, Radishes, Salad, Seafood, Spinach, Tomatoes, Tuna, Vegetables 

Please help me welcome this week’s guest blogger, Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen.  Thanks, Kalyn!



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When Paz first asked me to be a guest blogger for her while she was recovering from surgery, I planned a surprise and photographed a bunch of food bloggers at the BlogHer conference in San Francisco, all holding signs with get well wishes for Paz.  Then I was impatient and shared a couple of photos in my post about the conference, and Paz refused to stay in bed like a good patient, so she saw the surprise!

I believe things happen the way they’re supposed to, so maybe the get-well wishes were better when Paz was first recovering anyway.  Now I’m thinking she might be feeling quite a bit better and maybe now she’s well enough to make this simple salad.  This recipe is loaded with nutritious ingredients to get Paz back in good shape in no time!


2008 © Kalyn’s Kitchen – All Rights Reserved

Spinach, Tuna, Tomato, and Radish Salad for Paz
(Makes one salad, can be doubled, Recipe created by Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen.)

2 cups washed and dried baby spinach leaves (or arugula)
1/2 can tuna, drained (Italian tuna packed in olive oil is best for this.)
5-6 radishes, sliced
2-3 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut in quarters
extra virgin olive oil, about a tablespoon
juice of half a lemon (or more if you like a lot of lemon)

Arrange washed spinach or arugula on salad plate.  Put tuna in the middle of the spinach, arrange tomatoes around the edge, and sprinkle radishes over.  Drizzle salad with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil, the squeeze lemon juice over.  You can serve with extra lemon slices to squeeze on when you’re eating the salad if desired.

This is one of those salads where all the individual parts combine to make a lot of flavor.  Bon Appetit Paz!  Thanks for letting me be a guest blogger.  I hope you are feeling a lot better by now and will soon be back to some serious cooking and taking photos around New York!











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32 Responses to “Spinach, Tuna, Tomato and Radish Salad for Paz”

  1. Kalyn: That WAS quite a surprise. It was a wonderful surprise to see Lydia, Sara, and celebrity chef Rocco DeSpirito with those ‘Get Well’ messages. LOL! I did feel much better when I saw it. Thanks again and thanks for this wonderful and easy sounding salad recipe. I can’t wait to try it.


  2. Delicious! Such salads are always great!



  3. This looks wonderful, and I was just looking in the pantry last night wondering what new thing I could do with the tuna (not to mention the zillion tomatoes from my garden!).

  4. Wonderful and fresh salad. I love tuna

  5. I am such a bad guest blogger. I forgot to even post an announcement that I was guest blogging! I’ll do it the next time I post. This was such a good salad for such a simple recipe.

  6. Paz, you are so loved. It’s amazing! :smile:

  7. What a wonderful blog, Paz! I will return soon to appreciate your delicious recipes and beautiful photos!
    Many hugs!

  8. Hi Rosa: I LOVE salads!

    Hi Terry: I think you’re so lucky to have a garden with your own tomatoes.

    Hi Sylvia: I love tuna, too.

    Hi Kalyn: It sure looks good. 😉

    Hi Mari: I’m so glad to know nice folks like YOU! 😉

    Sonia! Welcome! I’m glad you could stop by here!

    Best to all,

  9. your salad is beautiful. ❗

  10. looks so fresh… must be delicious… :)

  11. I love spinach salad!
    Beautiful pictures as always Paz!!

  12. Hi Paz, i’m so out of touch these days, i didn’t even realised you had a surgery. I hope you’re feeling better and on your way to recovery. Big Hugs x

    Kalyn, this looks fantastic! What a great salad combination you got there. 😉

  13. Hi Sue: Welcome. Kalyn makes wonderful salads!

    Hi Mikky: I can’t wait to try it.

    Hi Ana: I love spinach. This photo is by Kalyn and I agree, it is beautiful. 😉

    Hi Mae!! Nice to see you here! I’m doing very well, Thanks and hugs right back!


  14. So colorful and cheerful and flavorful! Great choice of ingredients for this special salad.

  15. Hi Simona: This IS a special salad, indeed. 😉


  16. Can’t believe how simple and uncomplicated the dressing is! This is right down my alley.

  17. dear paz, we wish you a speedy and full recovery.

  18. Another lovely salad Kalyn. Get well soon Paz!

  19. Hi Sra: This is right down my alley, too! :mrgreen:

    Hi Bee and Jai: Welcome! Thanks so much for your good wishes. Much appreciated.

    Hi Mallika: Welcome and thank you very much!


  20. BTW, I was tagged by Ning of Heart & Hearth, so I hope you don’t mind, but I’m tagging you… i would love to hear what you have to say… :)


  21. LOL! Hi Mikky. Sure, I’ll put something up this weekend. First I have to think. Hmmm….


  22. Hello Chef Paz! Thank you for dropping by my blog! Now that I have discovered your cooking adventures, I will drop by more often. I specially love your pictures of your community; and the food! I hope you get well soon! Take care! :smile:

  23. Hi Paz – I hope your recovery is going well (I’m sure you have a huge list of things you want to cook)! This looks like a great salad: beautiful colors, easy to make and delicious ingredients! Take care.

  24. Hi Ning: Welcome and thanks for your well wishes. I’m happy to have discovered your blog. 😉

    Hi Layla: Yes! I have a HUGE list of things I want to try. I can’t wait! Yum, yum, yum! 😉


  25. Thanks again, Kalyn, for your wonderful salad recipe. Thanks everyone for stopping by!


  26. This is the way I like canned tuna. On a salad such as this.

  27. Hi Courtney: Yum! 😛


  28. This i a wonderful salad. The colours are fantastic – we start devouring it with our eyes..and it has lovely contrasting textures with the tomatoes and radishes, and the tuna..Great Contribution!

  29. Hi Valentina: I agree with you! Wonderful salad!


  30. I saw this over on Kalyn’s site too – so colourful and delicious! Guaranteed to brighten up anybody’s day :)

  31. I’d like to invite you to have a look on a funny home-made decoration – the radish mouse on cold spread.


    Best regards from Germany

  32. Welcome Rosemarie and thanks for the invitation. You are very talented.


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