Friday, March 19, 2010

For all fans of "The Office:" BIG TUNA salad

Tuna salad is a tasty sandwich that is easy to make--and a lot more flavorful than PB&J (though I know the inner-child in you craves them every so often). Keeping the preparation simple, but adding flavor. The recipe...

2 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 potatoes, boiled and cubed (leave the skins. vitamins are good for you and adds texture)
1/3 C of olives, chopped
1/3 C of roasted red peppers, chopped
a good handful of chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 ts. of dried oregano, smoked paprika, dried red chile, olive oil and lemon juice
Add lemon zest in addition, to taste. (But be careful to add a whole lemon--both juice and zest to not overpower the dish.) 
2 cans/packages of tuna (the water packed kind) 
Easy. Mix everything together. You can leave out the potatoes if you want--would be better for a dip with pita or crackers. But on a sandwich, small cubes of potato can be nice texture and added nutrients. 

Enjoy this easy to prepare, easy to eat at work (or in the car) lunch. A classic turned fantastic.

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