October 14, 2008

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

We’ve been living off of food from family & neighbors for the past week or so. It’s awesome!

Today I was craving a salad though…so I decided to make us something healthy & special.

This little salad is FANTASTIC on crusty toasty french bread…and it’s great in another salad.

tuna salad!

yes...it's tuna

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

  • 2 cans tuna (water packed)
  • 1 can drained & rinsed navy beans (I normally use cannellini beans- but we were out!)
  • 1 handful chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 4 vine ripened tomatoes chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • splash of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (it could have been more- but I seasoned to taste)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Gather all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix it all up!!

Today I added it to mixed greens, with cucumbers, avocado and walnuts with a red wine vinaigrette.


  • jenny

    5 points to you for cheffing up something lovely, healthy and delish, photo-ing
    it, AND blogging about it, all with a what, two week old boy in the house?

    you are amazing, woman!

  • maomau

    mmm…now i want to make this too!!

  • Val

    This looks so yummy Tracy… I’m a no mayo kinda gal and this makes me happy..

  • julia

    I made this yesterday as a break from the last days of writing my honors thesis,
    and it really hit the spot and gave me lots of energy for the rest of the day
    (so it’s probably perfect for a new mother, too!).
    I made it kinda nicoise-y by adding some boilled potatoes I’d tossed in dill.
    Very yum, thanks!

  • Jen

    I made this last night and will have it for lunch today (and probably the next couple of days). What a perfect, healthy meal. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ashlee

    This looks great! The Salad, the baby’s room, you are a rockstar! What color blue paint is that? I’m usually not a blue fan, but I may just HAVE to paint this one. Great choice.

  • Marie

    mmm delicious recipe! Thank you! You should also try Tuna- Lemon juice – Cranberry – Walnut – Light mayo – a bit of red onion

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    This salad was PERFECTION!! Why would you eat icky mayo if you could eat this?

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