Tuna & Spinach Salad

This is one of the easiest and healthiest salads to put together as an addition to any meal. Spinach is high in Vitamins C & E, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits. Spinach is an excellent source of other antioxidant nutrients beta-carotene, and manganese — as well as a very good source of the antioxidant zinc and a good source of the antioxidant selenium.

Tuna is an excellent source of high quality protein, are rich in a variety of important nutrients including the minerals selenium, magnesium, and potassium; the B vitamins niacin, B1 and B6; and perhaps most important, the beneficial omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of baby spinach
  • 5 oz of pouched tuna
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic (or more if you are a garlic lover like myself)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste. I go easy on the salt, because of most of the time the canned tuna is already salted enough
  • 1 tomato diced (I used the kumato, the purple kind)

Ingredients:

  1. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a small sauce pan and heat until warm.
  2. Drizzle over spinach leaves and top with tuna and tomatoes and serve

This warming salad is making me hungry just writing about it. Go make some!