By adding cut up beets to my cracked wheat, I figured I needed to integrate some type of protein and decided to add a can of white tuna fish to do the trick. After combining these 3 ingredients, I felt like I needed some more veggies to complete this salad but I only had tomatoes and a red bell pepper left in my fridge. Of course, I was brave enough to just incorporate all of these together and turns out these flavours really compliment eachother. After a few bites, I wasn't 100% satisfied... I grabbed my jar of pickled turnips and threw in a few to give it a pickled taste, along with a touch of olive oil, rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and fresh herbs which consisted of parsley and thyme.
I took a bite and right there I knew these additional ingredients were necessary. I love salty and pickled flavours and this just did it for me. The beautiful bright pink colour of the beets just complete this refreshing extravagant salad. As always, this nutritious creation gives you your serving of grains, vegetables, fibre, protein, omega-3's and satisfaction!