Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Name that tuna

Quick - what do you think of when you hear the words "tuna salad"? A scoop of canned tuna and fresh diced celery held together with mayonnaise? Yes, that's the traditional recipe, whether it is atop a bed of greens or slathered on a sandwich.

But if you'd rather not go the mayo route, here's a tuna salad alternative that has more protein and fiber.

Lori K's tuna salad
Serves 2

1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon diced red onion
1 5-ounce can white albacore tuna, drained
1 tablespoon capers
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley, sage or tarragon (optional)

Mix all ingredients and chill. Serve on mixed greens that have been tossed with olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt.

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