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Meow's Virtuous Tuna Salad with Romaine and Feta

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Ingredients

6 to 7 roma tomatoes, sliced
2 heads romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
2 cans (6 oz. each) albacore tuna in water
1/2 md. red onion, sliced thinly and soaked in water to remove bitterness
1/2 cup feta cheese
Shelled pecans (not chopped) (optional)
Kosher salt, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Red wine vinegar, to taste
Good quality extra-virgin olive oil, to taste

Instructions

Arrange lettuce on plate. Arrange tomato slices, red onion slices, feta cheese and pecans (if desired) on lettuce. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with your desired proportion and amount of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Author's Comments

This is my standard romaine salad with tuna. It's important to use good water-packed albacore tuna-other kinds won't be very good in this. What is really nice is REAL tuna, grilled medium-rare and sliced over this--but since I bring this to lunch every day medium-rare tuna isn't practical. I put the dressing contents in a small container and put in a plastic bag, then put the lettuce in a container, with a whole tomato (I pack a knife too); feta, onions and pecans are already sprinkled on the lettuce. I include a packet of Albacore and voila--I have an easy and VERY HEALTHY lunch ready to go with no required refrigeration or heating device! I've also used packets of salmon instead of the tuna.

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