I just called a friend if she wanted to go and have a quick Sunday Lunch with me. Her answer “ I am done with eating out – I need to go back to eating HOME MADE and GOOD FOOD !”
Understanding her frustration I realized how right she is – there is nothing better than my own food, and I should just stop being a little lazy and make myself something really healthy and tasty to eat!
This Mediterranean Tuna Pita was something I use to make all the time. For some reason I have not made it in ages, but it is really just the perfect quick and easy lunch for this Sunday afternoon. I love the addition of the sweet crunchy apples in my tuna salad. It is a really terrific twist to a delicious and tangy tuna sandwich.
Tip: I use this dressing for a myriad of dishes. I find it works particularly well as a marinade for tilapia, salmon or tuna steak.
Mediterranean Tuna Pita
If you are not interested in eating any type of bread – this tuna salad also works its magic on a simple bed of crispy iceberg lettuce!
2 whole wheat pitas, halved
1 can of dark tuna
1 green apple, peeled & diced
1 Asian red pear, diced
½ cup shredded carrots
½ avocado, diced (optional)
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1 heaping tbsp. mayonnaise (lite is fine)
1 tbsp. sweet teriyaki
1 tsp. spicy Dijon mustard
½ tsp. ginger powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
Warm up your pita breads in the microwave oven for 30 seconds and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, mash your tuna and then add all the apple, pear and carrots. Mix gently with a spoon. Stuff the whole wheat pitas with shredded lettuce and then add your tuna mixture and top off with sliced avocado.
For the dressing: In a small bowl, add all your dressing ingredients and mix well with a fork till well combined. Pour over your tuna in pita and enjoy!