At LPQ, we believe in creating wholesome meals that are just as delicious as they are sustainable. One dish that’s helping us achieve our mission this season? Our Pole-Caught Tuna Niçoise Salad!

Just like the Pole-Caught Tuna & Hummus Tartine—a mainstay on our year-round menu—we use only wild, pole-caught Pacific Northwest Albacore tuna for this seasonal dish. ‘Pole-caught’ or ‘hook & line caught’ mean that our supplier, American Tuna, avoids both impacting tuna stocks and causing accidental bycatch of threatened or endangered species. Rather, our tuna is Marine Stewardship Council certified.

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As if that’s not enough reason to enjoy our tuna, tuna is also good for you! In fact, the tuna we source is highlighted on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch “Healthy Best Choice” list. Tuna also contains omega-3 fatty acid—the same ingredient that makes salmon a number one health food. Omega-3 is heart healthy, good for keeping blood pressure at bay and even helps reduce risk of obesity. Tuna’s even a great source of protein, immune system-boosting antioxidants and Vitamin B.

In addition to stopping in to try our special, there are a number of ways to enjoy tuna at home. Be sure to check the packaging on the tuna you purchase to ensure it is pole-caught. Look for the stamp of approval from the MSC, which sources its tuna from the American Albacore Fishing Association . The AAFA has strict standards and protocols to ensure the quality of their tuna, so you know you’re getting a top-grade product.

Then, get creative! Mix with mayonnaise and season to taste for a classic tuna salad. Or, flake over salad and top with one of the new dressings in our online pantry for a tasty, light lunch or dinner. For a more sophisticated approach, why not whip up a smoked tuna dip appetizer? Simply combine hickory-smoked tuna with horseradish, mayonnaise, chopped scallions, black pepper, paprika and garlic powder to taste. Blend until smooth and serve with toast, crackers or veggies!

How do you plan to enjoy tuna this season? Comment below with your recipe of choice! And, check out more info on our pole-caught tuna here.