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This delicious Summer Tomato Salad Stuffed with Tuna recipe and photo were shared with my by Karen
Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Karen says, "A pretty summer, light and healthy lunch. Serve with in season fruit slices, and
a few of your favorite crackers."
Salads and Salad Dressing Recipes and more delicious
Summer Tomato Salad Stuffed with Tuna
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 15 min
2 medium-sized fresh garden
1 (6-ounce) can good-quality tuna pack in olive oil, drain off the olive oil and reserve*
1/4 cup chopped scallions (green onions)
1/4 cup celery heart stalks with leaves, chopped
Coarse salt or sea salt and freshly-ground
black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
* Look for a good brand of tuna packed in olive
oil. I like Trader Joe's oil-packed tuna or albacore. My very favorite is an
Italian produce called AS do MAR Tuna packed in oil.
Cut off the stem ends of the two (2) tomatoes. Using a curved
grapefruit knife, remove the seeds and some of the flesh surrounding the seeds
to make a cavity for the tuna stuffing. Turn the tomatoes upside down over a
folded paper towel and let the tomatoes drain while your prepare the tuna filling.<
In a large bowl, combine the tuna, reserved olive oil, scallions,
celery hearts, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
Gently fold in the prepared cherry tomatoes.
Divide the tuna filling into the cavity of the prepared tomatoes.
Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
Makes 2 servings.