I love salads year round, but they always taste especially delicious once warmer weather arrives. One of my all-time favorite salad recipes is tuna with chickpeas. Although I love a classic tuna salad, this recipe is lighter and healthier. Try serving it on top of a bed of fresh spinach or with whole grain crackers. It's also great paired with a chilled vegetable soup.
Tuna Chickpea Salad
1 can light tuna in olive oil, excess oil drained out
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 small red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dried dill weed
Optional: 1 bag fresh baby spinach, 1 cup chopped grape tomatoes
Combine the tuna, chickpeas, onion, lemon juice and dill weed in a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. If using spinach, divide between four plates and add a mound of tuna chickpea mixture to each. Garnish with grape tomatoes.
What's your favorite summer salad recipe?