Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wild Planet Tuna

Did you know that tuna salad is one of the most commonly packed picnic foods? With Spring in the air, it’s time to dust off the ol’ basket, grab a blanket and pick up a few cans of Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna for the perfect afternoon picnic. Sustainably sourced only from the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest, Wild Planet’s award-winning line of tuna has no water or oil to drain. As healthy as it is delicious, Wild Planet’s tuna is replete with Omega-3’s, low in mercury and packed with nutritional benefits. If you’re looking to put a modern twist on a classic tuna salad, try making Wild Planet Mediterranean Tuna Salad. This no-cook, picnic-perfect recipe will add a pinch of pizazz to your meal!

Wild Planet Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Makes about 4 servings

2 cans (5oz each) Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna, undrained
1 jar (6oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 can (15.5oz) chick peas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata or other olives, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or oregano, or 1 tsp dried
3 Tbsp capers, drained
Juice of one lemon
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Place Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna and juices from the cans into a large bowl. Flake with a fork to separate tuna into bite size pieces. Add artichoke hearts, chick peas, red bell pepper, olives, red onion, parsley, carrots, basil or oregano, capers and lemon juice to tuna in bowl. Mix gently to combine all ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and vinegar; season with sea salt and pepper. Pour over tuna salad and stir to combine.

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