This Mediterranean Tuna & Quinoa Salad is made with fresh herbs and vegetables. It is topped with a lemon dressing for a refreshing summertime.A light and healthy meal packed in protein! I love to enjoy it with a glass of white wine.
Because of the amazing flavors and the large serving of protein, this salad can be easily served as a meal by itself.
Quinoa is very beneficial for our health. It is a gluten-free plant food, large amount in protein and fiber. It also contains B vitamins, minerals and all nine essential amino acids. Due to its subtle taste, quinoa will take on whatever flavor it is paired with!
1 cup Quinoa, cooked in vegetable broth
80 gr. Tuna (1 can)
5-6 leaves Lettuce, frisee, cut into pieces
10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 red Pepper, cut in cubes
1/2 orange Pepper, cut in cubes
2 tbsp. Olives, sliced
3 tbsp. Parsley, chopped
1 Lemon, juice and zest
2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Olive
1 tsp. Salt
1/3 tsp. freshly ground Black Pepper
In a big bowl add cooked quinoa (allow it to cool down fully, before mixing it to the salad), cherry tomatoes, tuna, lettuce, peppers, olives, parsley and mix.
Make the dressing by whisking the remaining ingredients, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper in a small bowl.
Drizzle dressing over salad and toss.
P.S. Don't forget the wine!! :)
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