Tuna salad is a popular lunch option and this recipe in particular is packed with fresh herbs, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. You won’t even miss the mayo!
Tuna is high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids with are great for brain and heart function. Be sure to use a high quality brand of solid white albacore tuna packed in water. Without all the mayonnaise you'd typically find in tuna salad, this Mediterranean tuna salad is an easy and healthy lunchtime option.
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Makes 5 servings | Prep Time 10 minutes
Easy and healthy tuna salad — A great healthy lunch idea!
16oz. white albacore tuna packed in water, drained
1/2 cup sun dried tomato, julienned
1/3 cup green or black olives
1 can chickpeas, drained
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
4 large basil leaves, finely chopped
1 handful dill, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Stir in olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Keep refrigerated until serving.
New year's resolutions are in full swing and high on most people’s lists of things to accomplish in 2016 is getting in shape. Many of us come out of the gates swinging and feel confident in our new diet and workout regimen. But, somewhere along the way we hit roadblocks and plateau, then eventually we succumb to stressors and our hectic schedules. One pitfall many people have is picking a healthy lunch. You may grab the nearest and quickest option or even skip lunch altogether.
My best advice is to find healthier alternatives to traditional favorites and bring your own lunch. This allows you to control the ingredients and if you have healthy homemade options right in your refrigerator you are less likely to grab something unhealthy in a rush.