Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

In keeping with my theme of easy summer salads and sandwiches, this is my favorite tuna salad. Unlike the typical mayonnaise/egg version, this is a healthy version packed with flavor using green onions, sun dried tomatoes, olives, and red bell peppers and then seasoned with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning. This sandwich works really well with a side of gazpacho (another recipe for another day...).

This would be the perfect sandwich to enjoy at my favorite DC tradition Jazz in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. The concert series starts back up again next Friday, May 28!

Here is what you will need:

Step 1: Chop the red bell pepper.

Step 2: Chop the green onions.

Step 3: Chop the sun dried tomatoes (or buy the pre-sliced tomatoes)

Step 4: Drain the olives.

Step 5. Mix together in a bowl.

Step 6: Add 2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning.

Step 7: Add 3-4 tablespoons olive oil (sometimes I add more if it seems too dry)

Step 8: Add several dashes of red wine vinegar.

Step 9: Stir until well-combined. I tested it and decided to add a little more olive oil and sun dried tomatoes.

Full list of ingredients:
2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning
12 oz. tuna
1/2 bell pepper chopped
4 green onions chopped
1 small can of diced black olives
several chopped red wine vinegar
3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
several dashes of red wine vinegar

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