Mediterranean Tuna Salad

 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad (photo here)

For the bariatric cooking class this week I am featuring Whole Foods favorite summer salads.  Whole Foods Market opened their first store here in Idaho about a year ago and it has been very well received.  The pre-made salads and salad bar are big hits with lunch-goers and those looking for quick and wholesome meals.  Personally I love packing up a salad or two to picnic at Boise’s outdoor Shakespeare Festival plays.   Many of  Whole Foods Market recipes are vegetarian with an emphasis on fresh, flavorful vegetables and heart-healthy oils.  The website shares hundreds of wonderful recipes here.  Just click on Recipes on the left-hand side bar.  What a resource!

I love this Mediterranean Tuna Salad with its combination of kalamata olives, artichoke hearts and fresh herbs.  It is soon to become a summer stand by at our house.  The original recipe is here.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

  • Mediterranean Tuna Salad
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans albacore tuna, drained well
  • 1/2 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup sliced Greek olives
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Put all ingredients into a large bowl and gently fold together until well combined. Serve over a bed of chopped dark greens.
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