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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Tuna is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which may protect against heart disease, high blood pressure, and many cancers. Capers bring Mediterranean flair -- and antioxidants -- to this dish.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2009


  • 1 large can (12 ounces) water-packed solid albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 celery stalk, diced (1/2 cup), leaves reserved (1/4 cup)
  • 1 strip (1 1/2 inches) lemon zest, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 to 3 lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons drained brine-packed capers, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup dill sprigs
  • 8 ounces mixed salad greens
  • 4 slices multigrain bread, halved and toasted


  1. Combine tuna, diced celery, lemon zest and juice, almonds, oil, capers, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Season with pepper, and stir gently. Mix in dill and celery leaves. Serve tuna over greens with toast on the side.

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