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Refreshing Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives, and Red Onions

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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.

We grew up eating this tomato and tuna salad. Mom always made it during Lent and even throughout the hot summer months. It can be made in advance and served as a quick meal for lunch or dinner. Since it contains a few staple ingredients from our pantry, you can easily make this Italian-style salad in minutes.

The key flavor in this tomato and tuna salad is the canned tuna and olive oil. The olive oil is what gives this tuna-fish its rich full flavor. And when the tuna blends with the natural juices from the tomatoes, it creates an exquisite vinaigrette dressing all on its own!


This tomato and tuna salad can be a wonderful addition to your brunch buffet table. Made only with real ingredients, this is a delicious, refreshing salad to serve anytime, and feel good about eating all the time.

Another delicious idea to serve on meatless Fridays too!

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Refreshing Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Red Onions

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 3 to 4

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  • Reply
    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    February 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I love everything about this salad. I can't wait to plant tomatoes again and this will be at the top of the list!

    • Reply
      March 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      We cant wait to plant ours too! Thank you for the lovely comment!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    April 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    A perfect salad in my mind! I love tomatoes with tuna and I will try olives and red onion next time 🙂 Looks delicious!

    • Reply
      April 3, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      thank you Sue! We hope you will enjoy this salad as much as we do!
      Have a great week!

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