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Simple Tuna Tomato Salad


Bursting with freshness and brimming with nutrients, this Simple Tuna Tomato Salad recipe promises a symphony of flavors in every bite.

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6 ounces canned tuna (150 g)
2 tomato(es) red
4 ounces cherry tomato(es)
1 red onion(s) medium
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
to taste salt

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120 g
Serving Size
12 g
14.1 g
7.8 g
2.2 g
Saturated Fat
5.2 g
13 mg
2.1 g
27 mg
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      About the Recipe


      Bursting with freshness and brimming with nutrients, this Simple Tuna Tomato Salad recipe promises a symphony of flavors in every bite. You will love the summer flavor!

      Delicious Tuna Tomato salad on a plate.What is the best season to make this recipe?

      Tuna Tomato Salad is an easy dish that you can make throughout the year. However, its vibrant flavors are particularly refreshing during the spring and summer months when tomatoes are at their peak ripeness.

      What are the health benefits of this dish?

      Indulging in Tuna Tomato Salad isn’t just a treat for your umami taste; it’s a nourishing feast for your body.

      Rich in protein from the tuna and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from fresh tomatoes and vegetables, this salad offers a wholesome dose of nutrition.

      It’s a heart-healthy option that supports overall well-being and vitality.

      Where can I buy the required ingredients?

      Gathering the ingredients for your Tuna Tomato Salad is a pure joy! I recommend visiting your local grocery store or farmers’ market, for ripe tomatoes, sweet red onion, and other wholesome ingredients.

      Opt for sustainably sourced tuna for a conscientious choice that respects our oceans and ecosystems.

      Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

      Flexibility is the key ingredient in my simple tuna tomato salad! While the classic salad features tuna, tomatoes, and red onions, feel free to personalize your creation based on taste preferences and ingredient availability.

      You can substitute canned salmon or cooked chicken, chickpeas for tuna, or experiment with different types of lettuce and herbs to infuse your salad with new dimensions of flavor.

      Delicious Tuna Tomato salad on a plate.

      Can I make this dish part of a menu?

      Absolutely! Tuna Tomato Salad makes a delightful addition to any menu, whether you’re hosting a casual backyard barbecue, a light lunch gathering, or a brunch party.

      Serve it as an appetizer with crusty bread, such as baguette or sourdough. It will satisfy everyone.

      For the main, you can make Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef and Rice or Octopus in Port Wine.

      For the dessert, I recommend choosing something light and easy to put together my Blueberry Pavlova or Apple Cinnamon Cake.

      Which drinks pair well with this dish?

      Complement the bright flavors of this Mediterranean Tuna Tomato Salad with refreshing beverages that enhance its umami taste.

      Crisp white wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio provide a delightful contrast, Green Wine can be a good option, too.

      And of course, sparkling water infused with citrus adds a refreshing zing to the taste of a salad. You can simply add a piece of your favorite citrus to a glass. And here you have it! 😉

      For non-alcoholic options, consider freshly brewed iced tea or a tangy lemonade.

      How long can I store the leftovers?

      While Tuna Tomato Salad is best enjoyed fresh, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

      Remember that the texture and flavor may change slightly upon refrigeration, so aim to consume the salad within a reasonable timeframe to enjoy its peak freshness.

      Recipe tips & tricks:

      • Choose firm, ripe tomatoes for the best flavor and texture.
      • Drain canned tuna thoroughly.
      • Experiment with different herbs and seasonings to customize the taste to your liking.

      Enjoy my simple Tuna Tomato Salad filled with fresh flavors and easy cooking techniques!

      Tuna Tomato salad on a plate.

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      3 min

      Slice tomatoes

      Wash tomatoes. Wash and peel one red onion. Slice 2 big tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.

      2 min

      Slice onion

      Slice red onion. (You can use a knife or mandoline).

      3 min

      Assemble salad

      Place tomatoes on a plate, top with red onion, and add canned tuna.

      2 min


      Drizzle olive oil, red wine vinegar on top of the salad. Season with salt.

      1 min


      Your Simple Tuna Tomato Salad is ready. Enjoy!



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