Refreshing Tomato Salad with Tuna
Refreshing Tomato Salad with Tuna is made with chunks of solid white tuna, juicy ripe tomatoes, green olives, and red onions. Tossed with a simple vinaigrette to create a refreshing, healthy Italian-style salad that’s budget-friendly, low carb, keto, and packed with protein.
We grew up eating this tomato salad with tuna. Mom always made it during the hot summer months.
It’s always delicious tasting and it’s perfect as a quick meal for lunch or dinner.
Best part? With a few staple ingredients from your pantry, you can easily make this salad in minutes!
For this recipe, you will need 5 ingredients to make this tomato and tuna salad.
large ripe tomatoes
Spanish green olives
solid white tuna in oil, or Bumble Bee
extra virgin olive oil
salt and fresh cracked pepper
TIPS for SUCCESS!
The key flavor in this tomato and tuna salad is the quality of the olive oil you use. We prefer a good quality extra virgin olive oil and one that says on the bottle, “product of Italy.” Extra virgin olive oil is what gives this tuna fish its rich full flavor.
Also, if you allow the salad to sit on the counter or in your refrigerator for at least 15 to 30 minutes before serving, it will marinate the tomatoes and tuna, allowing the flavors to meld.
The secret to its delicious flavors, when the tuna blends with the natural juices from juicy ripe tomatoes and red onions, it creates an exquisite vinaigrette dressing all on its own!
A tasty salad, this Refreshing Tomato Salad with Tuna should be on your rotation.
This is such a delicious recipe! A wonderful addition to add to your buffet table, and one that will disappear quickly.
Take our word for it, this salad is refreshing to serve anytime! Just another quick and easy idea to serve on those days you prefer a light meal.
Enjoy and have a great day!
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Yield: 4 servings
Refreshing Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives, and Red Onions
Refreshing Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives, and Red Onions. Chunks of solid white tuna, fresh juicy ripe tomatoes, Spanish green olives, and red onions are tossed with only extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper to create a refreshing, healthy Italian-style salad that's packed with protein.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
- 2 medium or large tomatoes - sliced
- 1/2 cup Spanish green olives - rinsed
- 1 small red onion- sliced
- 1 can (5-ounce) solid white tuna in oil-drained (or Bumble Bee)
- 1 to 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Place all the ingredients into a salad bowl, and mix until well blended. Taste, and season with fresh cracked pepper to taste.
- Set the bowl aside, somewhere in a cool place about 1/2 hour before serving to allow all flavors to marinate and infuse together. Then serve.
- Serves 4
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 6.6gCarbohydrates: 5.2gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 3.1gProtein: 10.4g
I prepared this last night & it was a hit. Just can’t beat easy & tasty!
I added sundried tomatoes & put it all on a bed of romaine
Thank you for this inspiration
That’s awesome! Thanks so much to stop by and leave a sweet comment. The addition of sundried tomatoes sounds delicious, love it!
A perfect salad in my mind! I love tomatoes with tuna and I will try olives and red onion next time 🙂 Looks delicious!
thank you Sue! We hope you will enjoy this salad as much as we do!
Have a great week!
I love everything about this salad. I can't wait to plant tomatoes again and this will be at the top of the list!
We cant wait to plant ours too! Thank you for the lovely comment!