Monday, September 04, 2006

Tuna Salad Italian Style

Tuna Salad Reborn

This simple salad takes basic pantry ingredients and turns them into a refreshing summer lunch.

1 can tuna, packed in olive oil
1 can cannellini beans, drained
½ onion, sliced thinly
red chile flakes
salt and pepper
1 to 2 fresh ripe tomatoes, sliced
5 or so fresh basil leaves

Combine the tuna, beans, onion, and seasonings together and put in the middle of a bowl. Arrange the tomatoes around the perimeter. Tear the basil leaves and sprinkle them on top. Serve.

How easy is that? You can drizzle on some balsamic vinegar if you like, too.
copyright 2006 Valerie Schneider