The too much mayo and onion tuna salad of my youth has never gone down well in my house and so for many years cans of tuna were never on the grocery list. When the European cans of tuna in olive oil became more readily available, I had to relook at how to convince my family that canned fish could make for a delicious meal. This salad did the trick and works well with seasonal ingredients. In winter I use haricot vert and frozen peas, in the spring and early summer, young asparagus and fresh peas or fava beans. —foodfanatic
mixed lettuce leaves, such as baby cos, butter, arugula, radicchio and mache, finely chopped
ready-roasted peppers in oil, diced
shelled fresh peas or frozen, blanched
blanched asparagus or haricot vert, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
avocado, cubed into 1/2-inch pieces
small red onion, finely diced
cans of good tuna in olive oil, drained and flaked
white balsamic vinegar
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
In This Recipe
Place all the ingredients, except the vinegar and oil, in bowl and gently toss together.
Dress with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, season well with salt and black pepper and serve.