Mediterranean Tuna Salad


Makes 4 servings


1 cup diced tomato
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
2 cans (6 ounces each) solid white tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
1/2 cup diced celery
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
Red leaf lettuce leaves
1/2 pound steamed green beans
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
8 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves


  1. Combine diced tomato, oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt and dried basil in large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in tuna, celery and fresh basil. Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 2 hours to allow flavors to blend, stirring once.
  2. Line serving platter with lettuce leaves. Mound tuna salad in center; surround with green beans, bell pepper and cherry tomatoes.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: about 3/4 cup tuna salad with 1/3 cup green beans, 1/4 of red bell pepper and 2 cherry tomatoes
Calories 194
Calories from Fat 21 %
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 28 g
Sodium 507 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1-1/2
Meat 3

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