Friday recipe: Mediterranean tuna salad

July 9, 2010 —

If you’ve read many of my recipe posts, you know I’m a big fan of tuna. Tuna salad sandwiches and tuna casserole are two of my favorites. This tuna recipe is perfect for a hot day. It’s cold, light and refreshing. I’m having leftovers for lunch today! This is another recipe from EatingWell, part of a collection of no-cook recipes, perfect for hot summer days.

Mediterranean tuna antipasto salad

1 15- to 19-ounce can beans, such as chickpeas, black-eyed peas or kidney beans, rinsed
2 5- to 6-ounce cans water-packed chunk light tuna, drained and flaked
1 large red bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
4 teaspoons capers, rinsed
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 cup lemon juice, divided
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups mixed salad greens

Directions

Combine beans, tuna, bell pepper, onion, parsley, capers, rosemary, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl. Season with pepper.

Combine the remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil and salt in a large bowl. Add salad greens; toss to coat.

Divide the greens among 4 plates. Top each with the tuna salad.


Comments

  • http://www.brandwebdesigns.com/ BWD

    I also love tuna very much!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I will try this out very soon.

  • http://blogaristic.com/ Aberatiu

    A great recipe, but i’m not that of a fan of tuna, so i think i will try the recipe with somon. Andrea, do you think il will work?

  • http://www.quality-web-solutions.com/web-content-writing-india.php Urmi

    Great way to start the week with such a recipe.Like you, i am also a big fan of tuna.Also love the other ingredients that have gone into the making.Easy to make this one.Will certainly try it out this weekend.

  • http://www.flyafriqiyah.eu/ Afriqiyah

    Thanks for this lovely dish on Tuna. I love different preparations of Tuna but this Tuna salad is quite new to me. This is the first time I came across any Tuna preparation in this blog as I’m commenting for a short time. Thanks for the links to the older posts on Tuna.
    Bye.

  • http://www.nikoncoolpixreviews.net James Benjamin

    This sounds delicious.
    I will definitely give a try since I am trying new stuffs with tuna these days.

  • http://www.virtusync.com/ Virtusync

    Mediterranean tuna salad- I wonder if this name is given by you or someone else. Whatever it might be, the name is very attractive and the decoration too. It is a fact that Tuna is quite available in the Mediterranean region and so the name is relevant. This is a perfect lunchtime preparation in this summer. Bye.

  • http://www.drberg.com/ Dr Eric Berg

    definitely looks Delicious…. want give it a try art home. thanks for this. hope to find more recipes from you.

  • http://www.wessexdrainage.co.uk Rob

    Looks lovely!

  • http://www.missmuffetcostume.com Mark

    Now this looks good! I’ll bet this makes a great healthy snack between meals, something with just enough flavor to satisfy those cravings. :)

  • http://snooples.com Hiya

    wow… this looks very yummy I can’t wait to give it a try.

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    This sounds yummy! I love tuna too. I include in lots of meals but my favourite is with salad and pasta.

    I do a similar salad to yours but I use butter beans (instead of the beans you mentioned) and I also add pickled onions (finely chopped). I also love eating lots of bread with it or crackers :)

  • http://www.maltabulb.com/malta-hostels.html Malta Hostels

    This sounds yummy! I love tuna too. I include in lots of meals but my favourite is with salad and pasta.

    I do a similar salad to yours but I use butter beans (instead of the beans you mentioned) and I also add pickled onions (finely chopped). I also love eating lots of bread with it or crackers :)

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    Wow! Very delicious Mediterranean tuna antipasto salad. I love making and eating salads. Salads are very good for our health especially when the ingredients are fresh and natural. Thanks for sharing this guide to us. =)

  • http://www.shakenutrition.com/ Shakeology Review

    Wow! Very delicious Mediterranean tuna antipasto salad. I love making and eating salads. Salads are very good for our health especially when the ingredients are fresh and natural. Thanks for sharing this guide to us. =)