Monday, August 19, 2013

tuna and fresh vegetable salad

This salad is not only easy to make, but it's packed with protein, raw vegetables and a lowfat homemade dressing. It is perfect to serve on a hot summer night!



You'll need:

4 tbsp lowfat mayonnaise
4 tbsp lowfat plain yogurt
2 tbsp red wine vinegar (can use white wine vinegar)
salt and pepper
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
1.5 cups whole green beans (can cut into 1 inch)
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
2 12 oz cans of tuna, drained and flaked
chopped parsley to garnish (not necessary)
salad greens


Step 1
To make the dressing, combine mayonnaise, yogurt and vinegar in a bowl. Stir together. Add salt and pepper as desired. Make sure ingredients are well blended.



Step 2
Put the tomatoes, beans and zucchini in a bowl. Pour over the dressing and marinate for about 1 hour.


Step 3
Arrange salad greens in a serving bowl and drain and flake tuna.


Step 4
To serve, add vegetables and tuna to salad greens and mix. Garnish with chopped parsley.



Although it may appear that there is a lot of dressing, rest assured that the dressing is properly proportionate and not overpowering.

Serves 4

Consider adding:
mushrooms
hardboiled egg
potato

Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. this looks so yummy and delish! xo

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  2. this looks so yummy and delish! xo

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  3. Looks yummo! I have never made my own dressing, I will have to try this!

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  4. this looks awesome. and i told myself this week i'd find something to do with those 2 cans of tuna in my fridge....done!

    love seeing pics of you and the babe - AND you look incredible!!

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