This version of a smooth tuna salad keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days. Serve with fresh celery, radishes, carrots, and thin, crispy crackers.
From the book "Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).
When this pasta salad arrived on the picnic table, and where it came from, is a mystery. It may have been an offshoot of another creamy summer salad, the potato kind. Crisp celery, peas, and scallions punctuate this version, which is sprinkled with bits of ham and ground pepper and nutmeg.
Make this salad just before serving to avoid extracting excess moisture from the celeriac and producing a watery dressing. Celeriac is also sold as celery root or celery knob. Use a mandoline to produce paper-thin slices.
Put this satisfying workweek sandwich together tonight, and roll out the door in a flash tomorrow. Havarti, a mild semisoft cheese from Denmark, makes this chicken-filled wrap super creamy. By assembling the wraps with layers of ingredients, you're guaranteed to get chicken, cheese, and spinach in every bite.