Mediterranean Tuna (or Chicken) Salad

Recipe from Cooking Light - 5 Ingredient / 15 Minute Cookbook

Mmmm... I loved this meal! It was so light - perfect for a summer evening. And it took all of 5 minutes to throw together.

I used tuna for mine, but J hates tuna - so for his salad I used leftover chicken from the Lemon Rosemary Grilled Rotisserie Chicken that we made on Sunday. I had a small taste of his, and this definitely works well either way.

I served these with lemon pepper Pita / Tortilla Chips. I only had half a whole wheat pita, so I used flour tortillas for the rest. The recipe is at the bottom. :) The lemon pepper really went well with this salad. Delish!!

The recipe also called for olives, chopped, but I skipped them and added in some roasted red peppers instead.

1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained (or about the same amount of chicken, shredded)
1/2 c thinly sliced red onion
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
2 T roasted red peppers, chopped
2 1/2 T fresh lemon juice
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t salt
2 large tomatos, sliced about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick

In a small mixing bowl, mix together the tuna, onion, celery and roasted red peppers. Next gently mix in the lemon juice, EVOO, pepper and salt.

Set 2 slices of tomato on a plate and cover with about 1/3 of the tuna mixture. Serve with Lemon Pepper Pita/Tortilla Chips.

J's Chicken Salad

Lemon Pepper Pita/Tortilla Chips
2 6-inch whole wheat pitas (or 3 tortillas - I used flour)
Cooking spray
Lemon pepper seasoning

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Cut the pitas into 8 wedges, then separate each into 2 triangles. Lay the triangles out on the cookie sheet - don't overlap.

Spray the pita triangles with cooking spray, then lightly sprinkle on the lemon pepper seasoning. Don't overdo it, you don't need a lot to taste it.

Place the cookie sheet in the oven and cook for about 10-12 minutes. Keep on eye on them. They should be a light golden brown and crispy.


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