Gluten-Free Recipes – Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Chance House July 2008
I hope everyone is having an incredible summer. My summer has been full of gluten-free food and travel adventures, keeping me from blogging on a regular basis. I have been amassing a collection of restaurant finds, new gluten-free products and delicious recipes to share. I just haven’t had a chance to actually write about them yet. I knew I had neglected ‘A Gluten-Free Guide’ for far too long when my best friend chastised me recently. I am back to bring you a recipe before my vacation to CA, where I promise to try out some new restaurants and recipes and report back.

Tuna and White Bean Salad

Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad
(from Eat Food Nutrition)

2 – 6.5 ounce cans water-packed tuna, drained
1 – 15 ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed well
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions (you can sub shallots or onions)
1 1/2 cups peeled, finely diced cucumber
4 cups chopped spinach leaves (you can sub arugula, mesculun or the green of your choice)
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons grainy Dijon Mustard
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Coarsely ground pepper to taste
1 heaping tablespoon small capers
Chunks of avocado (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, combine tuna, beans onion, cucumber and spinach. Toss ingredients. Stir in oil, mustard and lemon juice; mix well. Season with pepper and add capers. Mix evenly and serve with avocado garnish.

While I have been on a summer blogging vacation, the rest of the gluten-free blog community has been busy – Sea’s “Adopt A Gluten-Free Bloggger” event, highlights some of the best gluten-free cooking on the Web this summer.

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J.J. said,

August 25, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

California you say?!?

I live in California, I would love to hear about what yummy places you find to eat at. San Diego has some good places, also LA has the Sensitive Baker, which is a gluten free bakery.

What part are you going to?

Allie said,

August 27, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

YUM — that salad recipe sounds delicious! I’ll be making that asap… thanks!

Lynn Barry said,

August 31, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

This sounds so yummy…I hate mayo …will try it…thanks! HUGS

Katie said,

September 1, 2008 @ 2:35 am

That salad sounds delightful! I’m glad you’ve had a good summer :)

A Gluten-Free Guide said,

September 6, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

J.J. – my family lives in Pasadena. I didn’t make it to many restaurants but I did do lots of cooking. The Sensitive Baker has been on my list of places to visit for a while.

Allie and Lynn – let me know what you think.

Thanks Katie – I hope you have been enjoying yours!

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