6 servings
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

  1. Mash garlic and salt into a paste; transfer to a large bowl. Add
    oil, vinegar, lemon juice and black pepper. Whisk until well blended.
  2. Add tuna, red peppers, olives, chopped basil, chives or scallions
    and capers. Toss gently to combine.
  3. 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.
    Nutritional Information:
    120 calories
    2 total fat (1 g sat)
    28 mg cholesterol
    6 g carbohydrate
    19 g protein
    1 g fiber
    620 mg sodium