Sunday, May 06, 2007

Italian Tuna Stuffed Pepper

Low Carb Without Even Trying!

This is a really easy dish you can make for one or two people. It would be great for anyone who is dieting or just trying to eat a little bit healthier.

You can adjust the seasonings and ingredients to your taste. It's not so much a recipe as it is an assembly of ingredients. In fact, you may also choose not to cook the pepper, as I did. I prefer it cooked, but it would probably be just as good raw.

Italian Tuna Stuffed Pepper

2 red bell peppers, tops, stems and ribs removed
1 can Italian tuna packed in olive oil, reserve oil
1 small/medium shallot, sliced thin or 1/2 small red onion
10 Black olives, sliced in half lengthwise
10 Manzanilla olives, sliced in half lengthwise
1/2 cup cannellini beans
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, about 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
Red wine vinegar
salt & pepper

To cook peppers, place in a steamer top side down and cook for 10 minutes or longer for a softer texture. If desired, the peppers may be stuffed raw.

Mix drained tuna, and all other ingredients in a medium bowl. Add as much reserved oil as desired. Stuff tuna mixture into the peppers and serve.

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