Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is a very light and refreshing type of salad. I love to make this one and have it in the refrigerator for those hot summer days.

You know the type, too hot to cook, and you want to eat, but it needs to be something chilled and filling.

This salad is the one. It is super flavorful, filling and super easy to throw together. I cannot lie, I tend to add pasta to this once in a while to make this even better, and more of a filling dinner.

I will usually serve this plain, sometimes on a bed of lettuce, and other times with just some crusty bread.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I make this ahead?

This is an ideal salad to make ahead of time. However, do not make it too far ahead of time, as the cucumbers will begin to soften up.

            How should I store this?

This is best kept in the refrigerator covered tightly. It will last for 3 to 4 days before it starts to soften.

            What should I serve this with?

As I stated, once in a while I will serve it on a bed of crispy lettuce. This also keeps the calories and carbohydrates down. Other times, I serve it as is, plain and delicious, and other times, I grab a loaf of my favorite crusty bread and slice some up and place a spoonful of salad on the bread and eat it that way.

            Can I freeze this salad?

Although there is not much to this as far as vegetales, the ones that are in here, will have a slight texture difference after freezing. I, personally, would avoid freezing.

What do you need to make Tuna Salad

            1 can Tuna, water packed and drained well

            ¼ red onion, chopped well

            ¼ red bell pepper, chopped

            ½ cucumber, chopped

            1 small can black olives, drained

            ½ tsp Greek Seasoning

            1 tsp garlic, minced

            1 tbsp lemon juice

            1 ½ tbsp Olive Oil

            Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper, to taste

How to make Tuna Salad

FIRST STEP:

Drain the Tuna well

Chop the vegetables, cucumber, red onion and red bell pepper

Place the chopped vegetables in a bowl, add in the drained tuna fish

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SECOND STEP:

In a small bowl mix together the Olive Oil and the Lemon juice and which well

Add in the Greek Seasoning, salt and pepper, and the minced garlic

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THIRD STEP:

Pour the mix over the Tuna and the vegetables and stir to mix well

Place into the refrigerator and allow it to chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving

Enjoy!

YUM!

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 can Tuna, water packed and drained well
  •             ¼ red onion, chopped well
  •             ¼ red bell pepper, chopped
  •             ½ cucumber, chopped
  •             1 small can black olives, drained
  •             ½ tsp Greek Seasoning
  •             1 tsp garlic, minced
  •             1 tbsp lemon juice
  •             1 ½ tbsp Olive Oil
  •             Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Drain the Tuna well

Chop the vegetables, cucumber, red onion and red bell pepper

Place the chopped vegetables in a bowl, add in the drained tuna fish

SECOND STEP:

In a small bowl mix together the Olive Oil and the Lemon juice and which well

Add in the Greek Seasoning, salt and pepper, and the minced garlic

THIRD STEP:

Pour the mix over the Tuna and the vegetables and stir to mix well

Place into the refrigerator and allow it to chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 436mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g