Summer Love Salad

This recipe fell out of the cupboard on a roly-poly passage and became a favorite. "People and Food" web special for January 2009

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Janet Hofmeyr created this recipe under way with only seconds to get the contents out of the cupboard.

My husband, Robb Butler, and I sail our Monte Video 43 out of Cape Town, South Africa. This recipe was invented on a roly-poly sea. Although we were sailing wing-and-wing, it was very rocky down below. Socks and dish towels were stuffed everywhere to stop the rhythmic rattles, so I only had one chance to open the cupboard and fridge without their entire contents spilling out! This was the result.

1 can tuna, drained
1 can butter beans, drained
20 pitted Kalamata olives
20 green olives with pimientos
1 - 2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
Juice of one lemon
Olive oil, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine first six ingredients in a salad bowl. Splash with lemon juice. Add a few good swirls of olive oil, salt, and freshly ground pepper, to taste. Serve with French bread.