2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1/2 teaspoon salt, preferably kosher
2 tablespoons olive oil, preferably extra-virgin
2 tablespoons balsamic or red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 6-ounce cans solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers
1/4 cup chopped pitted black olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives or scallion greens
2 tablespoons drained capers
4 large vine-ripened tomatoes
Several fresh basil leaves for garnish
- Mash garlic and salt into a paste; transfer to a large bowl. Add
oil, vinegar, lemon juice and black pepper. Whisk until well blended.
- Add tuna, red peppers, olives, chopped basil, chives or scallions
and capers. Toss gently to combine.
- Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick and arrange on a serving platter.
Sprinkle tuna mixture evenly over tomatoes. Let stand 20 minutes to
let flavors meld. Garnish with whole basil leaves just before serving.
NUTRITION BONUS: If you are counting grams of fat, check the tuna
label. Albacore tuna can contain anywhere from 1 to 7 grams in 2
ounces, depending on the catch.
2 total fat (1 g sat)
28 mg cholesterol
6 g carbohydrate
19 g protein
1 g fiber
620 mg sodium