Star Wars Menu: “Bib ForTUNA Salad” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar
My previous recipe for Mr. Bib Fortuna was a comfy, cozy tuna casserole—perfect for dinner on a chilly night in the Tatooine desert. But sometimes the lunch hour can be sweltering, so a cool salad might hit the spot. Bib got this recipe from Ryloth, his home world. Maybe he remembered his mom or dad making this back in his salad days, before he (mostly) lost his mind serving Jabba the Hutt. This is an easy recipe to make, and a cinch to double if you need a dish to bring to a potluck or to another sort of party for an important sporting event, such as the Boonta Eve Classic.
I have taken some liberties with the Huttese translation in the photo.
“Bib ForTUNA Salad”
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared pesto sauce (any type)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
15½-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
7-ounce can water-packed albacore tuna, drained and broken into smaller chunks
2-ounce jar diced pimientos, drained
1 tablespoon small capers, drained
About ½ cup red onion, cut into ¼” slivers
Some lettuce leaves, such as Bibb (haha!), though you can use any sort of greens you like
Some crispy, herby crackers (I used roasted garlic Triscuits in the photo)
Combine the oil through the pepper in a large bowl. Whisk until combined well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill for an hour or so. Serve on top of a bed of greens, with some crackers on the side. Cover and chill leftovers. Serves 3-4.
Astrid Tuttle Winegar
Astrid Tuttle Winegar is the author of Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls , which is now available from Oloris Publishing and Amazon! She loves Middle-earth, Narnia, the Final Frontier, and many other things besides. She has a special love for the Galaxy Far, Far Away. She lives in the enchanted city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband and dog. Visit her website for more information: Astrid Tuttle Winegar | Cooking for Halflings & Monsters.