Salads - Phase 1 - Middle Eastern Tuna Salad

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02-23-2004, 07:35 PM
Recipe Revamp (From SBD Daily Dish)

One of the best ways to avoid diet boredom is to experiment with new ingredients. In the Phase 1 recipe below, tuna salad is anything but ordinary with the addition of cumin and chickpeas:

Middle Eastern Tuna Salad
3 servings

1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons tahini or fruity olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 6-ounce can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
1 8-ounce can chickpeas (3/4 cup), drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped parsley, preferably Italian flat-leaf
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Whisk together yogurt, tahini or olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and cumin in a bowl. Stir in tuna, chickpeas and parsley and season with salt and pepper.