Open up for your Power Lunch!


May 24, 2021

 by Michele Blumenthal | Burn
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I’ve got a fantastic lunch recipe for you today that’s fast and easy … and it’s loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients.

From the leafy greens to the colorful veggies to the delicious dressing, you’re going to want to add this into your regular rotation.

This is also super delicious with salmon instead of tuna.

TIP: Try using the leftover dressing as a dipping sauce. SO GOOOOD!

Mediterranean Power Salad

(serves 1)

  • 2 tbsp dressing (see recipe below)
  • 3 cups baby spinach or other dark-green leafy vegetable, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2.5-ounce pouch water-packed tuna
  • ½ cup rinsed cannellini (white) beans
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped fine
  • 3-4 grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp dressing (see recipe below)

For the dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from ½ medium lemon)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard, (coarse or smooth)
  • ½ tsp maple syrup
  • Pink Himalayan salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 

Make the dressing: Mix all the ingredients well in a small bowl, using a fork or whisk.

Assemble the salad: Toss the greens with the dressing in a bowl, then top with the tuna, beans, and other veggies. Toss lightly and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! It’s one of my go-to’s, especially on warm days.

Reaching your goals can be a lot easier (and more delicious!) than you think. Especially when you have someone in your corner, cheering you forward.