Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) has created summer salad recipes using StarKist Tuna. As the temperatures heat up and we become less and less inclined to stand over a hot stove to prepare dinner, these salads could become great go-to options. Learn more about the Hungry Girl and get more great recipes at hungry-girl.com.
Hungry Girl’s Grilled & Chilled Veggie Tuna Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
One 2.6-ounce pouch StarKist Tuna Creations, Sweet & Spicy
8 thin (or 6 thick) asparagus stalks, tough ends removed, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup eggplant cut into 1-inch cubes
One 1/2-inch-thick onion slice, rings intact
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Bring a grill pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add asparagus, eggplant, and onion. Cook until slightly softened, 6-8 minutes.
Flip veggies, and add the cherry tomatoes to the pan. Cook for 4 minutes.
Flip tomatoes. Cook until all veggies are soft and slightly blackened, about 2 minutes.
Transfer veggies to a medium bowl. Let cool completely.
Chop onion. Cover and refrigerate veggies until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
Place lettuce on a large plate or in a large bowl and evenly top with chilled vegetables and tuna. Top or serve with dressing. Yum! Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional information: Entire recipe: 255 calories, 5.5g fat, 680mg sodium, 32.5g carbs, 10g fiber, 18g sugars, 22g protein
Hungry Girl’s Sweet Summer Albacore Salad
One 2.6-oz. pouch StarKist Albacore White Tuna in Water
1 cup baby arugula
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup diced seedless (or seeded) watermelon
2 tablespoons crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Optional seasonings: salt and black pepper
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to coat. Enjoy! Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional information: Entire recipe: 170 calories, 5g fat, 493mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 22.5g protein