Mediterranean Tuna Salad Sandwich

This Mediterranean-style tuna salad recipe from the Body Beast Eating Plan is a healthy, versatile, high-protein meal. Instead of mayonnaise, it is dressed with lemon juice and heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil, and dotted with colorful veggies.

Make multiple servings of the tuna mixture in this recipe and use in sandwiches, salads and even tossed with cooked whole grain pasta. This is also a great recipe that can be enjoyed with raw vegetables if you are avoiding carbs. You can also make a sandwich using lettuce leaves instead of bread. (Nutritional information for this is listed below.)

Total Time: 15 min.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cooking Time: None

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

1 (3½ -oz.) can solid white tuna, packed in water, drained

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

¼ medium red onion, finely chopped

¼ medium celery stalk, finely chopped

1 Tbsp. finely chopped red bell pepper

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

1 tsp. capers

Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

2 slices high fiber whole grain bread

2 slices medium tomato

1 lettuce leaf

Preparation:

1. Combine tuna, lemon juice, oil, onion, celery, bell pepper, parsley, capers, and pepper (if desired) in a small bowl; mix well.

2. Top one slice of bread with tuna mixture; top with tomato, lettuce, and finish with second slice of bread.

With Bread

With Bread

Without Bread

Without Bread