Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Jeff's sister, Claire, came to town last weekend and we went to Central Market Sunday morning. It was like hitting a food jackpot. There were all kinds of samples, it was great! They had a sample of this salad and it was so delicious, I knew had to make it. It was light and easy to prepare- perfect for a summer weeknight. I didn't change anything about the recipe except that I used one can of tuna instead of two.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad
(Central Market recipe)

1 can beans (I used chickpeas)
1 red pepper, finely diced
1/2 c red onion, finely diced
1/2 c fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 t fresh oregano or rosemary, minced
2 cans tuna, water or oil packed, drained
4 T capers, drained
1/2 c lemon juice
4 T extra virgin olive oil
8 c of fresh salad greens
Freshly ground pepper and salt

Combine beans, tuna, bell pepper, onion, parsley, capers, herbs, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and 2 T of the olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine remaining 1/4 c of lemon juice and 2T of olive oil in a large bowl with salt and pepper, whisk to combine and toss with salad greens.

Serve tuna on top of greens.

Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

  1. Gosh that looks good! I love tuna.

    Stopping by via the blog hop to check out your recipe.