Greek Tuna Salad

Have you ever tried to photograph tuna salad?  If no, then just leave it to others, like me, who will learn the hard way that tuna salad is NOT photogenic.  And when you are trying to photograph tuna salad in lettuce wraps, just turn and run the other direction.  Please.

I think these little wraps really just didn’t want to be photographed.  But regardless, I have to share the recipe with you.  Greek tuna salad is a r
ecipe idea that I have had on my “list” for a while…it was a thought that I had randomly and finally put it into action.  I love Greek & Mediterranean flavors (see: Balsamic Greek Veggies & Quick Israeli Couscous Salad) and I love tuna salad.  For a quick weekday lunch, it is one of my go-to choices.

And now I have some variety from the celery-hard-boiled-egg-pickle-relish variety because this Greek variety is out-of-this-world.  The banana peppers, tomatoes, oregano, capers and olives all mixed together creates an amazingly flavorful and savory combination and I used (why wouldn’t I?) Greek yogurt in place of mayo for a healthy twist.  This tuna salad will become a commonplace on our “quick and simple” menu!

By the way – when you finally make one of those “list” recipes, isn’t it the most gratifying thing to be able to cross it off?  Or am I the only list-geek around here?

Greek Tuna Salad

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Greek Tuna Salad Recipe

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time: 5 mintues

A simple and flavorful recipe for Greek Tuna Salad in lettuce wraps. Tomatoes, capers, banana peppers, and oregano add lots of flavor.

Ingredients:

1 can (12-ounce) albacore tuna packed in water, drained
1/2 cup Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 green onion
2 Tbs. kalamata olives, chopped
2 Tbs. banana peppers, chopped
1 tsp. capers, drained
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. Cavender’s seasoning
Salt & pepper to taste
Leaf lettuce
Feta cheese

Directions:

Mix the tuna, Greek yogurt, tomatoes, green onion, olives, banana pepper,s capers, oregano, garlic powder, and Cavender’s until combined. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Serve the salad on leaf lettuce for a low-carb option, or as a sandwich if you prefer, with feta cheese as a garnish.


Diabetes

Today is World Diabetes Day and Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food has worked so hard to put together a large group of bloggers to raise awareness of diabetes.  In honor of today, and this month as Diabetes Awareness Month, she is giving away a Blue KitchenAid mixer!

I don’t know many people who are deeply affected by diabetes.  I know, from my professional work, that many people are borderline diabetics and many will end up going down that road if we don’t change our habits.

Now, I know that I share a lot of sugar-filled goodness here.  But let’s talk serious for a moment: these treats should be enjoyed in moderation.  That is a philosophy I live by, believe in and hope to encourage people to do the same.

Type 2 diabetes has become more common than type 1 diabetes which means that WE and our choices are a big part of the problem.  We need to get moving, watch what we eat and make it a priority to take care of ourselves.  And we need to do it now!  Diabetes can lead to a whole host of other diseases and complications too, and most-likely, you or someone you know is affected by this disease.

So what can you do?  Be aware, learn, eat meals like Greek tuna salad once in a while and get your 30 minutes of activity (at least) per day.

Greek Tuna Salad