Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chef Chuck's Italian Tuna Salad

Insalata di Tonno e Fagioli

This is an easy salad to fix with all fresh and organic produce. It can also be made with fresh seared tuna. When adding balsamic vinegar to tuna it gives it a splendid new sweet flavor! I like this variety of veggies, because they are full of textures and color. It's a very healthy and delicious salad for the entire family to enjoy. Serve with thick crusty Italian bread.

Italian Tuna Salad
1 can solid white tuna
2 potatoes, roasted

1 large tomato, quartered

1 cucumber, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon oregano

salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Peel and cut potatoes in 1 inch cubes, place on a small baking sheet coat all sides with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 450 degrees about 15 minutes or till golden brown, let cool. In a large bowl combine tuna, tomato, cucumber, onions, beans, potatoes, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper, vinegar and oil. Toss lightly and serve.

16 comments:

  1. That is the most beautiful Tuna Salad I have ever seen! Even the cucumbers were cut pretty!

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  2. Hello La Due And Crew, I am glad you like, Thank You!

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  3. This is a great lunch for a hot summer's day. Preferably eaten 'al fresco' with some crusty Italian bread as you said...

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  4. Hi Scintilla, I agree, I will also enjoy this dish on a great summer day! Could not wait for this one!!
    Thnaks

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  5. That my friend is scrump-dili-icious.

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  6. Gorgeous and vibrant flavors and colors. What more can you ask for? This looks mouthwatering and very pleasing on a dreary rainy day to brighten it up a bit!

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  7. Yes, my friend The Cooking Lady, That it is!!

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  8. Hello Bridgett, Your right everything is there!
    And brighten our day's, This is a good thing!
    Thank You

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  9. This is a wonderful way to use tuna. I love the colors and flavors of this dish.

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  10. Hi Pam, Colors are good for us!
    Thank You

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  11. Wow, that looks so good and healthy. That would be perfect to serve at lunch for book club. My fellow readers would be beyond impressed. I am doing it Chef Chuck.... Hope my veggies look as good as yours do.

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  12. Hi Ginger, You do it!! Go to where you can find the freshest produce., Enjoy, Thanks

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  13. Once again.. great colours and flavors!!! Healthy and refreshing!

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  14. chef Chuck,

    the photo doesn't do justice to the meal, man. Come on!

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  15. I agree, this taste much better then it looks!!
    Thank you :)

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