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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

 Mediterranean Tuna Salad
“In spite of a long list of ingredients, this salad is very quick to prepare.” You’ll love the fresh flavors. —Renee Nash, Snoqualmie, Washington
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) albacore white tuna in water
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta or blue cheese, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, celery, red pepper and green
  • onions. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, mustard, basil,
  • salt and pepper. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat. Gently stir
  • in tuna.
  • Serve over lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups tuna salad with 1 cup shredded lettuce (calculated without cheese) equals 282 calories,

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 682 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.