I am always thinking of clever meals I can make at home to bring to work for lunch. And while I’m rarely successful (laziness will do that), this is one salad I will be making time and again. The stars aligned: I had some leftover celery in the fridge, extra slivered almonds from some past baking experiment, and I love any excuse to splurge on really good German blue cheese. So when I stumbled on a recipe for celery and endive slaw with blue cheese, my creative juices got to work. I transformed the slaw into a light, crunchy, savory, and satisfying salad with slivered almonds and a scoop of tuna salad that, quite frankly, I wish I’d brought with me today.
You can replace the tuna with so many proteins — chicken, turkey, grilled fish, tofu (if that’s your thing) — or you could leave it out altogether. You could use walnuts instead of almonds, too. Make it as a side dish at dinner or, make it as a salad that's so good it actually makes you sit back and stop working during lunch.
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