Mediterranean Tuna Salad

1 can (5 ounces) canned tuna, water packed (or water-packed sardines)
2 cups artichoke hearts, water packed
½ cup scallions, chopped
1 red or green pepper, chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups leaf lettuce, chopped
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1 cup chic peas
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Optional Ingredients:
1 tablespoon capers
½ cup olives


Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve as a lunch or as a component of a first-course antipasti. Garnish with lemon wedge. This also makes for a great sandwich. It is a great way to introduce sardines into the meal rotation. They have an advantage over tuna in that they provide higher levels of Omega-3s and come from a more sustainable fish population.