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.


  • 1 large can (12 ounces) water-packed solid albacore tuna, drained

  • 1 celery stalk, diced (½ cup), leaves reserved (¼ cup)

  • 1 strip (1 ½ 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

  • ¼ 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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