Tuna caesar salad

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

3 servings

Tuna caesar salad

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Fast-track a caesar salad by using your favourite store-bought dressing as the base. Load it up with healthy garden-fresh veggies and canned tuna for a protein-rich meal.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup creamy caesar dressing
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 to 2 anchovies
  • 1 tsp capers , drained
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 heart of romaine
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 tomato , chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted black olives
  • 170-g can tuna , drained

Instructions

  • Pour dressing into a measuring cup. Squeeze in 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice. Coarsely chop anchovies and stir in with capers and garlic.
  • Tear or slice romaine into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl. Peel cucumber, only if you wish. Slice in half lengthwise. Using the tip of a spoon, scrape out and discard seeds. Then thinly slice cucumber. Add to lettuce with tomato and olives. Crumble in tuna. Pour in dressing and toss to evenly coat.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 189,
  • Protein
  • 14 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 486 mg.

Shopping Tip

In the supermarket, look for albacore tuna, usually marked “white” on the label. It contains more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid than other types.