Greek Tuna Pita with Easy Herb Aioli

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Most of the week seems like such a blur to me. Running around between school, school work, work and kiddo is exhausting and leaves me with not much time. I’m glad that it’s Thursday and I get a little break before it all starts all over.

Monday through Wednesday, I have classes and those are my busiest days. Sometimes, Boys have to fend for themselves in terms of food and I grab things on a fly. They don’t mind too much because if I didn’t make anything, that means ordering pizza or other take out while I’m in class. I try hard not to go through the drive through myself and instead make myself something quick and healthy.

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My first semester of grad school, I underestimated just how busy I can be. I quickly realized that I don’t have much time to eat and got into some bad habits. I used to snack all day, eat on a go  and go through drive through way too often. I had to get out of that slump very fast and find some easy and fast ideas for lunch and dinner. That’s one of the reasons you’ve been seeing more easy and healthy recipes here.

Recently, I found a new product that I love. It’s  Ocean Naturals Skipjack Tuna.

Greek Tuna Pita with Easy Herb Aioli (Oceans Naturals Tuna)

Ocean Naturals Tuna is wild and responsibly-caught.  Ocean Naturals seafood are not only guaranteed to be dolphin safe, but they strive to harvest tuna from only healthy waters, in a manner that has the least possible impact on the surrounding ecosystem.  At their website, you can enter the code that’s printed your can and learn the exact source of the tuna you are personally eating. This is simply too cool, I can find exactly where my tuna came from. Look:

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Ocean Naturals offers two varieties of tuna — skipjack and albacore. This tuna is processed and canned without fillers or additives. There are only THREE ingredients in this Skipjack tuna: tuna, salt and water! It is very important to me because I usually prefer to “make my own” foods due to too many odd ingredients in store-bought. For example, I make my own applesauce because the list of ingredients in store-bought applesauce goes on and on. Mine has two…apples and cinnamon.

Needless to say, it’s very refreshing to find a store bought product that is made without fillers or additives! Their motto is “Good, Good for You, Good for the Planet” and they definitely live up to it.

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This is one of my go-to lunch sandwiches now. I love that it’s full of fresh veggies, great tuna, herb aioli and Greek flavors are never dull and never disappoint!

I love aioli but sometimes, I’m short on time to make it from scratch. So I take a shortcut and use mayo. It’s just as delicious!

Greek Tuna Pita with Easy Herb Aioli

Greek Tuna Pita with Easy Herb Aioli
 
Serves: 2 pita sandwiches
Ingredients
  • Aioli:
  • ½ cup of mayo
  • 1 tbs grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced, fresh herbs (dill weed and parsley)
  • salt and pepper
  • Greek Tuna Pita Sandwich:
  • 1 fresh baked pita (find it in bakery section or use your favorite pita)
  • 1 can of Ocean Naturals tuna
  • ½ large green bell pepper
  • 1 small tomato
  • 2 tbs chopped green onion
  • 2 tbs sliced black olives
  • 2 tbs chopped banana peppers
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 2-3 tbs herb aioli
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. For aioli, just whisk the ingredients vigorously, until all well blended.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the sandwich (except pita of course) in the bowl and gently fold until the aioli is evenly spread but the tuna is still chunky.
  3. Cut the pita in half and divide the Greek tuna chunky salad between the two halves.
Notes
Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com

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Make sure to visit  Ocean Naturals Facebook page to learn more about AND enter their Tuna Tuesdays Facebook Giveaway!

I found this great Ocean Naturals tuna while shopping at WalMart.

If you’re interested in more tuna recipes, using tuna from Ocean Naturals, follow this Pinterest board!

 

 

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Comments

  1. This recipe sounds great. Where can I find this product?

  2. This sounds so delicious! I really love that tuna – what a great company!! I’m always looking for healthy recipes that I can whip up quickly and this looks fantastic. Adding tuna to my grocery list now, by the way, I look through your fantastic recipes all the time and love them!

  3. This sounds so good! Stopping by from Best of the Weekend! :)

  4. I’m starving and this looks amazing! I love tuna! Can’t wait to give this a try!

  5. WOW, I’ve never had Greek inspired tuna salad before….genius!

    I have a link party and spice giveaway that ends tonight that I thought you might like to enter! http://www.4you-withlove.com/2013/09/party-thyme-abcs-and-123s-link-party.html

    Have a wonderful day!

  6. This just says comfort food to me! I just love every ingredient in it! Visiting from Inspiration Monday! Pinned!

  7. Looks healthy and quite tasty! I love tuna. Nice to see different ways of eating it.
    Stopping by from the “All Things Thursday” blog hop. Following you on Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook.
    Have a great day :)
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

  8. I love Greek style food — you did such a great job on this campaign! Thank you! #client

  9. Oh my! I want this for lunch today!!! Thanks for your participation in this campaign. #client


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