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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Soft and fair goes far."
-Spanish Proverb

The refrigerator light goes on...

This recipe is so deceptively simple and at once complex. It was served to me by Chef Luis at the Bodega Garmendia in Spain for lunch and is a staple of Spanish kitchens. The tomatoes are sweet and tart, there's a bit of bite from the onion, savory tuna with the fruity olive oil. Just the sprinkle of salt and pepper finishes it off. It just tastes like a hot summer day in Spain: with a bowl of chilled pea soup and a crust of bread, you're there (then time for a siesta).

Ripening Tomatoes

Buying tomatoes at the supermarket can be a daunting task. The quality is often poor because most are picked green and ripened in big rooms using ethylene gas.

However, even the worst tomato can be made better by placing it stem side down on a sunny windowsill. It will continue to ripen the tomato further . If you want it chilled, place it in the fridge for only a couple of hours.


 

Tuna and Tomato Salad



Servings = 2 | Serving size =1 salad

Cooking Time = 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

2 medium ripe tomatoes (thickly sliced horizontally)
1/4 small red onion (thinly sliced)
1 6 ounce cans light tuna packed in water (drained)
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Arrange the tomatoes on a plate. Top with the sliced onion.

Place small amounts of tuna on top of the tomatoes and onions.

Sprinkle the salt over the salad and then drizzle with oil and vinegar. Top with black pepper to taste. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 salad

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 241 Calories from Fat 127
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 22%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 10g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 3g  
Protein 22g  
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 13 mcg Potassium 391 mg
Magnesium 33 mg