Slow roasted tomato buffalo mozzarella tuna salad
If you love the flavours and texture of a fresh salad, this slow-roasted tomato buffalo mozzarella tuna salad may just become your new go-to salad. Tuna, roasted tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella is a match made in heaven. This is a great recipe to use those homegrown herbs like rosemary too. Watch Justine Schofield show you how to make this delicious salad.
A salad which looks good and will make your body work at its best ability.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
A salad which is bound to become a crowd favourite in your household. The star of this meal must be the Safcol Tuna in Springwater with its matrix of health benefits for your body. Starting with the protein which will not only keep you feeling fuller for longer but also will help maintain your muscle mass. Tuna is a good source of the heart-healthy omega 3 fat. This fat is an anti-inflammatory fat and may help assist with symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. It is also an essential fat your brain, heart and arteries require for optimal function.
Pistachios are a nut which packs a big nutrition punch. With more antioxidants than most nuts, these help to fight off free radicals which can cause disease and damage to the cells of your body.
Pistachios are good sources of the plant pigment called carotenoids. Specifically, lutein and zeaxanthin which are important for your eye health. Pistachios are also good a good source of vitamin B6 needed for haemoglobin production. Haemoglobin is the part of a red blood cell which carries oxygen as well as assisting in maintaining stable blood sugar levels in your body.
Pearl barley although not technically a whole grain is still a better choice than refined grains as the fibre present in barley is found evenly distributed throughout this grain and some of the bran may still be present.
Buffalo mozzarella add more protein to this salad as well as calcium needed for strong bones and teeth.
Cheese is also a good source of iodine and selenium needed for a healthy thyroid as well as B12 and choline which support your central nervous system.
Cherry tomatoes are full of antioxidants including lycopene. This antioxidant supports the health of your heart and for the gentlemen your prostate.
Olives and extra virgin olive oil contribute another healthy fat called monounsaturated fat. Extra virgin olive also adds 36 additional antioxidants the vegetables will provide your body.
White wine vinegar adds flavour but also lowers the glycaemic index of this salad, this means the salad will not spike your blood sugars as quickly.
The herbs in this salad not only add additional flavour but a range of different beneficial plant chemicals including saponins, plant sterols, polyphenols, lignans, terpenoids and flavonoids. This is a salad which will not only look good but make your body work at its best ability.
Did you know: Buffalo mozzarella is a mozzarella made from the milk of Italian Mediterranean buffalo. It is a dairy product traditionally manufactured in Campania, especially in the provinces of Caserta and Salerno. Buffalo milk is more succulent and lacy in texture. Its flavour is more robust, which makes it great for eating at room temperature. When heated, it will liquefy more easily, making foods like pizza soggy. Once cut, the texture differences are even more obvious. The cow mozzarella has a tighter paste while the buffalo is more lacy. Source: wiki
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