There are myriad ways of eating out of doors. Taking your kids to a drive-thru  burger-house, where the toy usually has more nutritional value than the meal, is a wholly different experience from eating al fresco in your garden.


For me, enjoying food al fresco is one of the greatest pleasures in life.


I cannot think of a nicer way of eating a meal if the South African summer days or evenings are warm and breathless. One then finds bliss and peace , sitting around a table, eating and enjoying a nice glass of wine with dear friends and loved ones.


Because today is just such a day, I have decided to post a couple of quick, easy and healthy Mediterranean alternatives to our traditional Friday “braai”!


In Mediterranean Al Fresco Recipes (Part 2 to 4) you will find three skewered dishes you can prepare on the always present South African fire.


Al Fresco recipes Part 1, 2 and 3




Al Fresco recipes Part 4


For Part 1, lets start with a simple, yet delicious and healthy salad from the land of the bean-eaters; Tuscan Tuna and Bean Salad.


Tuscan Tuna and bean salad