This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.®
As always, all thoughts are my own.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch here in Northern California highlighting recipes that are ideal for entertaining using StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.®. Complete with a lemonade bar, the finger foods and lunch were delicious, and it was a great day spent with other bloggers that were also local to the area.
I was so inspired by the handful of recipes that were served at this event and just how versatile they could be. We often have company, and I’m always looking for something quick and easy to whip up with minimal effort. I like the idea of putting together something quickly that is no-fuss, fresh and vibrant, and most of all delicious!
At this event I was impressed by just how easily StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® lends itself to many easy to assemble recipes that are perfect for entertaining on the fly. Everything was just as tasty as it looked and I just love the textures and the mix of fruits, cheeses and nuts, paired with simple finger food appetizers. I also appreciate how the different crostini really adds to the variety on the Charcuterie board. I have to say that I really enjoyed the Salmon Power Bowl, it offered such a blend of texture, flavor and vibrant color that was just my style.
- StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® only have a few simple ingredients and are packed in cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil that gives a rich, mellow flavor and tender texture. This is not the tuna you grew up with!
- All Starkist® Tuna and Salmon are Wild Caught, are gluten free and soy free, and are a natural source of Omega-3’s.
- Single serve pouches are great on the go and convenient since there’s nothing to drain.
- StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® is Keto, Paleo and Mediterranean Diet friendly and lends itself to so many easy-to-assemble recipes, many of which require no heat or cooking.
Fresh Entertaining Ideas with tuna
These appetizers and dishes were so ideal for the occasion. We had just gotten past a mid-summer heat wave, so light and fresh offerings were ideal. These recipes made for a beautiful brunch / light lunch. The decor was fun with an eclectic mixture of texture and colorful food. The table decor kept the focus on beautiful and simple greenery with a few different sized candles mixed in. Sometimes decor can really set the mood for an event, and I really enjoyed how everything was put together.
Recipe #1: Artichoke Tuna Crostini with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Yellowfin Tuna, marinated artichoke hearts, tomatoes, capers, and red onion over small slices of your favorite grilled or toasted bread. This recipe has so many of my favorite elements in it, it’s no wonder that I enjoyed it so much!
Recipe #2: Salmon Power Bowl with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Wild-Caught Pink Salmon, cooked farro, pineapple, mango, avocado, and red pepper with lime juice. This is another vibrant dish, and I just loved the combination of textures and flavors. I can’t wait to make this for myself!
Recipe #3: Puffed Feta & Tuna Bites with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Yellowfin Tuna, puff pastry, sliced roma tomato, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and chives. I loved these little puffy bites, these are great appetizers to serve. Just be sure you make plenty, because just one is not enough.
Recipe #4: Yellowfin Tuna and Sun Dried Tomato Crostini with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Yellowfin Tuna with Sun-dried Tomato, French baguette, extra virgin olive oil, mascarpone cheese, and watercress leaves. Such a simple recipe for such a flavor packed little bite!
In addition to all of the beautiful food, refreshments were available in the form of a lemonade bar. I love that your drink can be customized just how you want it, and I really loved all of these little personal touches.
I enjoyed meeting these very talented and smart women, and we got to bond over delicious food with lots of greenery. What a lovely and memorable day it was!
Which recipe will you be trying?
Do you have a flavor of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® that you’re most interested in trying? I’d love to know which one in the comments. Click here for more recipe inspo!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.®.