Thursday, January 14, 2010

a new take on tuna salad

This is so good. I served it with wild rice and sauteed spinach for a nice, light dinner. It was a nice change of pace. And I just set a little tuna aside to make a plain ol' sandwich for my toddler* who probably wouldn't appreciate this particular change of pace. I was inspired by a recipe I saw in Real Simple. Try it, I think you'll like it.

4 large tomatoes
2 cans albacore tuna, drained 
2 tablespoons capers
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 large carrot, grated
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Hollow out each tomato, and add the pulp to a bowl. Combine with the remaining ingredients and spoon mixture back into the tomatoes. You'll probably have some left over, and it keeps really well. Top mixed greens with it, eat it on crackers - I think you're going to like this one.
Plus, it looks cool.

*mama note: grate a little carrot and cheddar into some tuna, mix with some reduced fat mayo, and make your little one a healthy melt. Mine never noticed the carrot, I promise. If he did, I'd be in trouble. No matter how many times I compare him to a bunny.


5thsister said...

it's so pretty, too! contains all the flavors I like so I will have to try it. thanks!

ChristineM said...

YES! I am going to like this! Just made my hubby regular tuna sandwiches for his lunch tonight (at work) and I want tuna, but not mayo...this sounds wonderful!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

stopping by from SITS - yummy looking recipe!