Warm Mediterranean Tuna Lunch Salad



I know, I know! One day I’m tempting you with Snickers candy in your banana bread and the next, a salad???  In this season of excess, a salad is just what the doctor ordered!  Most college freshmen gain the traditional 15 pounds.  Our youngest actually lost almost twice that and asked me to cook him Mediterranean food when he arrived home for Christmas  break.  What?  No cheese steak requests?  Taken off guard I looked in the pantry, fridge  and freezer to scrounge the making of a meal on the spot.  And so was born this recipe,  an improvised Niçoise salad of sorts.  A sizzling Ahi tuna steak seasoned with capers and Kalamata olives served alongside  whole grains and garlicky sautéed spinach. A tasty lunch evoking the Mediterranean and keeping this young man on his healthy journey.  The salad just might transport you to a quaint little Greek island, escaping the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  I could escape there myself, right about now! Continue reading