Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Italian Tuna Salad

From the shores of Italy and arrived classic power lunch pitch provided, and tuna in olive oil Italian, making deliciously moist and flavorful. Add to that fresh cherry tomatoes and sweet green beans and a touch of basil on a bed of green fields.
1 can (5oz.) Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Tonno in Olive Oil Solid Light Tuna, do not drain
3 tablespoons canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons canned white beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup cooked cut fresh green beans
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinaigrette (recipe below)
2 cups mixed salad greens
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves

Balsamic Vinaigrette:
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar (or vinegar of choice)
3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
Salt and pepper, to taste

Prepare Balsamic vinaigrette recipe: In a small bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Set aside.  (Stir vinaigrette mixture later before pouring.)  In a medium bowl, combine garbanzo beans, white beans, green beans, tomatoes, salt, pepper and half of the vinaigrette, stir gently.  In a separate bowl, toss salad greens with the remainder of the vinaigrette.  Place tossed salad greens on a platter and top with bean mixture.  Add the Tonno in olive oil tuna on top of salad and bean mixture.   Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Nutrition Information: For one serving (267g) Calories 300(from Fat 130), Fat 14g (Saturated 2g), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 350mg, Total Carbohydrate 19g, Fiber 6g, Sugars 3g, Protein 25g

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