Tuscan Tuna Salad
For this Tuscan Tuna Salad, combine the tuna, beans, onion, green pepper, and ground pepper and toss with the prepared light Italian dressing.
1 6-1/2-ounce can water packed tuna, drained and flaked
1 19-ounce can cannellini, or any cooked white beans, rinsed and drained (about 2-cups)
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion rings
2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup prepared light Italian dressing
Combine the tuna, beans, onion, green pepper, and ground pepper.
Mix in the dressing and toss to combine.
Chill before serving. Add a sprinkling of cherry tomatoes, if desired.
Recipe makes 3 cups
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 129; Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 395mg; Carbohydrates: 18g; Protein: 12g
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Very Lean Meat
Bonus: Broiled Steak Salad
4 ounces lean steak
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped onion
One clove garlic, minced
Grill or broil steak to desired doneness. Cool and cut into 1/4-inch strips. Combine remaining ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, then add steak and mix. Correct the seasoning. Additional vegetables (up to 2/3-cup) or salad greens (up to 1-cup) may be chopped and added to taste.