It is very good for you! Tuna is of course pure protein and an excellent source of Omega-3's. The onion and olive oil are very heart healthy, parsley is very high in iron and bell peppers are chock full of antioxidants. This would be good for "diet food", but definitely fills you up and gives your body good fuel for the day. I prefer this version over any of the mayo-based tuna salads. The cider vinegar gives the tuna a clean taste, not fishy at all.
Vinegrette Tuna Salad
- 4 regular size cans of tuna in water, drained well
- 1/2 of a large red onion, diced
- 1/2 of a red bell pepper, diced
- a handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
Combine all and mix well. The flavor is best if you let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to blend. I like to serve it up on either a hard Jewish rye bread or in a whole wheat pita pocket with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese and toast it on my George Foreman grill. Then I add alfalfa sprouts, but lettuce would be good too. Yummy! And very satisfying.