January 28, 2009

Calling All Superheros

Packed full of greens, fish and beans. Superheros may not have the time to grill a tuna steak, so canned tuna is the perfect mighty ingredient.

A quick and healthful lunch for all those on-the-go. This salad takes minutes to toss together. Add what you like and take out what you're not crazy about, try adding broccoli florets, capers & sun-dried tomatoes.

Superhero Tuna Salad
Makes 4 Large Servings

1 can of tuna, spring water packed, low mercury
1 can of chickpeas, drained
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
handful of kalamata olives, pitted and halved
handful of Italian parsley, chopped
2 scallions, green tips only, chopped
9 oz baby spinach
1/2 C grated Parmigiano, Pecorino Or Asiago

Lemon Vinaigrette
1/3 C lemon juice (1-2 lemons)
zest of 1 lemon
1 C extra virgin olive oil
sea salt & black pepper

In a large bowl toss together the tuna, chickpeas, celery, olives, parsley, scallions, baby spinach & cheese.

In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, zest and extra virgin olive oil. Season to taste.

Drizzle 1/2 of vinaigrette over the tuna salad and toss. If coated to your liking serve, if not add more lemon vinaigrette.

Enjoy with a thick slice of crusty whole-grain toast.

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