This healthy salad is packed with protein from the tuna, cottage cheese and soy nuts, and it’s all tied together nicely with the fresh lemon dill vinaigrette. It’s a light meal but very satisfying and you can vary the ingredients according to what you have on hand. The tuna can be substituted with canned salmon or cooked chicken, and you can replace the soy nuts with almost any type of nut or seed. Almonds or sunflower seeds are a nice addition in this dish.
- 4 cups mixed lettuce leaves, chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1 cup red pepper, sliced
- 1 can flaked albacore tuna, drained
- 1/2 cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup soy nuts
- 1/2 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt and pepper
Place all the ingredients for the dressing into a bottle or jar and shake to combine. Assemble the salad and pour the dressing evening over top.