This beautiful Mediterranean salad is ideal for a filing, protein-packed lunch. Not only is it absolutely delicious, it will also fill you with healthy ingredients that will boost your energy for whatever your day throws at you.
This salad tastes super fresh and features all of the best things from all regions of the Mediterranean: peppery arugula, dense white beans, fresh tomatoes and onions, hearty tuna, briny olives, and a refreshing lemon and olive dressing. It would be great as a pasta salad with orzo or pasta added in too. Best of all, it comes together in less than 5 minutes!
4 c. baby arugula
1 15 oz. can of Great Northern or Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
5 oz. can of high quality albacore tuna, drained
¼ c. green olives, halved
4 green onions, sliced
½ c feta cheese crumbles
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Juice from one lemon
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
Combine arugula, beans, tomatoes, tuna, olives, onions and feta in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Add paprika and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and serve!