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Garden Tuna Salad

Makes 4 servings

Notes: As an alternative, omit the tomatoes and olives and mix about 3/4 cup rinsed and drained green seedless grapes with the tuna salad; garnish with more grapes and sprinkle with chopped salted almonds.

Garden Tuna Salad

James Carrier
 2 cans (6 oz. each) oil- or water-packed albacore or chunk-style tuna, drained well
 4 hard-cooked large eggs, shelled
 1 cup finely chopped inner celery stalks, tender leaves reserved
 1/4 cup drained capers
 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion or shallots
  About 3/4 cup mayonnaise (regular, or half reduced-fat and half sour cream)
  About 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
  About 4 cups inner romaine or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped
 1 to 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  Paprika (optional)
  About 1 cup small cherry tomatoes, stemmed, rinsed, and drained (see notes)
  About 1/2 cup drained ni├žoise or black ripe olives (see notes)
 1 lemon, rinsed and cut into 8 wedges
Step 1

Put tuna in a bowl. Coarsely chop 2 eggs; add to tuna. Cut remaining eggs in half lengthwise and set aside.

Step 2

Add celery, capers, and onion to bowl; mix well with a fork, breaking tuna into small pieces. Add 3/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and mix. Add more mayonnaise, if desired. Season to taste with salt (be cautious - capers are salty).

Step 3

Arrange lettuce and celery leaves equally in four wide, shallow bowls. Mound tuna salad on greens, sprinkle with parsley, and dust with paprika if desired. Set an egg half alongside each salad and garnish with tomatoes, olives, and lemon wedges. Season salads to taste with juice from wedges and more salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 611Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g79%

Saturated Fat 8.4g43%
Cholesterol 262mg88%
Sodium 1240mg52%
Total Carbohydrate 8.3g3%

Dietary Fiber 3.1g13%
Protein 31g62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.