This Mediterranean tuna salad is a super easy to put together as a small plate meal or a filling appetizer. Made mostly from ingredients that you already have on your shelf, all you need to complete the recipe is a handful of fresh parsley, a juicy lemon, and a box of crispy crackers. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Instead of using the predictable celery and mayonnaise, this version of tuna salad is mixed with fresh herbs, roasted red peppers, and white beans. You might say it’s a sophisticated tuna salad tossed with flavors from the Mediterranean.
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
You Can Trust a Skinny Cook by Allison Fishman – serves 4
1- 15 ½ ounce can small white beans, rinsed and drained well
2- 5 oz cans Italian tuna in oil, drained (or any good tuna)
1 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 cup roasted red peppers, rinsed, drained, and sliced
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 crisp hearty crackers or slices of a French baguette
In a medium bowl, combine the white beans, tuna, parsley, red peppers, and capers and toss well to combine. Drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice, toss gently, and season to taste with the salt and pepper. Serve with crisp hearty crackers or crisp bread.
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This recipe is being shared with Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm, Miz Helen’s Country Kitchen’s Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday at Not Your Ordinary Recipes, and On the Menu Monday at Stone Gable.