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Friday, 22 May 2015

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean tuna salad

I don't know about you but especially at this time of year salads do feature in my menu plans. There are so many lovely varieties and ways to serve them. I happened to spot this one which if, like me, you like Tuna may think it is especially lovely. But I'm sure if there are any ingredients you're not too keen on the recipe can be amended to suit you. So here is a touch of the Mediterranean Tuna taste ... hope you enjoy it.


Serves Four
1 baby cos lettuce, leaves torn
200g red grape tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
1 (Lebanese) cucumber, cut into 2cm cubes
1 green (capsicum) pepper, cut into 2cm cubes
2/3 cup drained marinated feta cheese
2/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
2 x 185g cans (Sole Mare) Tuna in Olive Oil, Chunk Style
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
(crusty bread, to serve, optional)

1. Place lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, (capsicum) pepper, feta, olives and oregano in a large bowl.
2. Add tuna (undrained). Drizzle with vinegar. Season with pepper. Toss gently to combine. Serve.

Original salad recipe is here

Please note that if you are living the LCHF lifestyle you may prefer not to include the crusty bread ... or perhaps consider making a lower carb bread variety like this loaf below. See recipe idea here.

You may also enjoy a refreshing glass of sparkling pellegrino or similar, the choice is always yours.

Image result for pellegrino drink

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Looks a very nice salad idea Jan, thank you.

Jenny S

Anonymous said...

Quite good you're getting the little fat bloke onto a Mediterranean diet at last, and a summer of salads would certainly help him in the right direction.

It's worth binning the oil in the tin, 'pure olive oil' isn't 'virgin olive oil'

Your next step is to get him off all that cheap plonk, and onto that bottled water.
Maybe he'll be waddling around again then.

Anonymous said...

Wow looks amazing:)

Carla from The River said...

Yummy! I love salads and I love cucumbers.

Jo said...

I think the crusty bread would be a lovely accompaniment. I've never been one for lots of salads but I ate many more last year than I usually do so I want to continue this year. I like that you can add whatever suits you or leave out bits you're not keen on so that it's exactly what you like.

Anonymous said...

Last time we were in France we stocked up on smoked cod liver, tinned in it's own oil.
That makes a good salad.

Hope Eddie can chill out a bit, maybe getting out and about in the sun now it's here will do him good, too much stress, and too much vino isn't ever a good combo.
All the best. :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Just stopping by to say thanks to the three anonymous commentors ... I'm sure other readers can make their own minds up which comments they may prefer to take on board!

But with the bank holiday weekend almost here - have a good one - you may find a salad recipe just fits in well with your menu plans!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jenny - many thanks for taking time to leave your comment. Hope you have a great weekend

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Carla - many thanks for taking time to leave your comment. I think this is a good recipe idea which can be adapted to suit. Glad to hear you love cucumbers ... our youngest grand-daughter loves them too. She often snacks on a couple of thin slices, it's great to see.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jo - many thanks for your comments, it's always good to read them. Summer and salads just go together somehow and even better if you grow your own lettuce, cucumbers even radishes etc. Many would enjoy a slice of crusty bread or perhaps the lower carb alternative!

Hope you have a great weekend ... and the sun shines for us.

All the best Jan