Raise your hand if you love a meal that is as quick & healthy as it is mouth-wateringly delicious? (Me, me!) Here at The Restorative Kitchen we are all about easy, achievable meals that nourish the entire family. Can you imagine how stoked we were to discover that adding Wild Planet Wild Tuna to our meals immediately elevated our dinner game? Easy, right? Incredibly helpful when you have that OH SNAP, WHAT’S FOR DINNER? moment. I don’t know what your weekdays look like, but mine are often chaotic. With kids in three different schools and a minimum of three different sports/activities each evening, I’m driving all over Seattle (traffic nightmare) plus trying to squeeze in dinner, homework, making lunches, etc. You’d think we’d live on take-out or drive-thru meals with this schedule, but I’m not going to feed my little humans anything but real food. Making fast, easy food for busy weeknights, while still ensuring we get the nutrition we need, is no small feat. I don’t want my kids to just survive, I want them to THRIVE! Enter Wild Planet Wild Tuna; a lifesaver for hungry people everywhere. It certainly is a weekday champion for this hangry mom. Not to mention how ideal it is for those of us following a Paleo or Keto lifestyle. They even catch their tuna one by one through the sustainable and good ol' fashion way, by pole and line. This method of fishing also allows them to catch younger and smaller tuna, which means low levels of mercury. I can’t think of an easier way of adding such versatile protein to meals. The kiddies dig it too. Major score. When Gretchen made this simple Greek salad for me, and topped it with tuna, I nearly fell off my chair. I couldn’t believe how tasty and satisfying it was for being such a fast and uncomplicated meal. Folks, this is not your grandma’s canned tuna. This is wild, nutrient-dense, fresh tasting tuna that has GOOD flavor! Pairing it with fresh greens, olives, veggies and our simple Greek dressing makes for a perfectly balanced and quick meal. Healthy fats, protein & fiber in one dish = a BIG win for mom (really, everyone wins!) I love this salad so much that it’s now my go-to weekday lunch when I’m crunched for time. In fact, I just ate said salad while I was typing this post. True story. Please do us a favor and make yourself a Lemony Greek Tuna Salad ASAP. I promise you’ll be glad you did!
- 4-5 cups mixed greens
- 1 cup peppadew peppers or pickled peppers of choice
- 1⁄4 cup pepperoncini peppers -chopped or whole
- 1⁄2 cup pitted olives – we like a mix of kalamata and green
- 1⁄2 medium cucumber, sliced
1 can (5oz) Wild Planet Albacore Tuna
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed and then minced
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1 1⁄2 tsp Dijon mustard
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 tsp 100% maple syrup or honey
1⁄4 cup plus 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1⁄2 tsp dried oregano
- 1⁄2 cup avocado oil or olive oil
Add garlic, salt, Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup or honey, red wine vinegar and oregano to a bowl or large measuring cup and whisk until well blended.
Gently whisk the mixture while pouring in oil. Whisk until well blended. If you’re in a hurry you can skip the bowl altogether. Just add all ingredients to a mason jar, screw on lid tightly and shake. Saves time and dishes!
Arrange greens on platter or in large salad bowl, top with cucumber, olives and peppers.
Add dressing, a tablespoon at a time (I usually use about 2 1/2 tablespoons, you may want more or less) reserve the remaining dressing for another salad or marinade.
Toss greens, cucumber, olives, peppers, with the dressing.
Use a fork to break up the tuna and place on top of salad.