I’ve been referencing this salad for a while now, and I’m happy to finally share it with you, because it’s such an easy recipe, but has so much flavor and texture.
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A few weeks back, I was working in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with KIND on an exciting upcoming project. I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on with you all, so stay tuned.
Around lunchtime, I walked over to Wythe Avenue and had lunch at 12 Chairs Cafe. I ordered their Israeli Salad and a side of pita and hummus. Oh, and a mint iced tea.
The warm pita and the homemade hummus was amazing, but what really impressed me was the Israeli Salad (chopped tomatoes, onions and cucumbers.) Chop, chop, chop.
As I was eating it, it seemed to have a slight hint of cumin and a saltiness that could have only come from lemon juice. I made a mental note and decided to #makeitinspiralized and replace the chopped cucumbers with spiralized ones.
What a difference it made! I love that spiralizing can take an original dish and truly transform it into something much different – and usually, more satisfying. Call me crazy, but I rather have noodles than chopped veggies.
The saltiness in the tuna complements the lemon juice and flavors in the cumin.
This dish saves well in the refrigerator, too. I suggest adding in the tuna on the day you eat it, for optimal freshness. Seafood can be a little funky that way.
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Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers PointsPlus*: 8 points
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Israeli Cucumber Noodle Salad with Tuna
- 1 seedless cucumber Blade D, noodles trimmed
- 2.5 cups seeded and diced tomato
- 7 oz canned tuna in water drained
- 1.25 cup diced red onion
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pat the cucumber noodles dry and set aside in a large mixing bowl along with the tomato, tuna, onion, cumin, oil, lemon juice and season thoroughly with salt and pepper.
- Toss to combine until all the ingredients are coated in the oil, and lemon juice. Serve.