Mediterranean tuna and white bean salad
A fresh, protein-packed salad with
chunks of tuna, white beans, tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, red
onion and black olives.
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove — minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
14 oz (400g) canned white beans — rinsed and drained
6 oz (170g) canned tuna in olive oil — drained and broken into
2 tomatoes — diced
½ cup deseeded and diced cucumber
½ green or red pepper — deseeded and diced
¼ red onion — finely diced
8 Kalamata olives — quartered
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
PLACE the olive oil, lemon juice,
garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a jar with screw-top lid and
shake to combine. PLACE the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
POUR the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss gently until
Variations: Use jarred roasted red pepper instead of fresh.
For a touch of luxury, replace the canned tuna with grilled fresh
tuna cut into cubes.