Terrific Tuna and Tomato Salad

Makes 6 servings

Preparation Time: 5 min

A perfect way to use summer-ripened tomatoes, this refreshing salad is versatile enough to enjoy for lunch, on a picnic, or dinner on the patio with family and friends.


2 pints grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise 1 L
stalks celery, thinly sliced
2 cans of 120 g light flaked tuna in water, drained 240 g
1 cup chopped cucumber 250 mL
3 tbsp red wine vinegar 45 mL
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 10 mL
clove garlic, minced
  Pinch hot pepper flakes  
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil 75 mL
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano 30 mL
Serve it over lettuce leaves for added colour and crunch.


Step 1
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, celery, tuna and cucumber.

Step 2
In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic and hot pepper flakes. Pour over tomato mixture along with basil and oregano and toss to coat well.


Older kids can help to slice tomatoes and celery, drain tuna and chop cucumber.  Little chefs can whisk the dressing together.
For the best tasting tomatoes, store them at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Putting them in the fridge results in a mealy texture.
No grape tomatoes on hand? No worries. Dice up 4 tomatoes instead. 
Try this salad using canned salmon instead of tuna, or use leftover cooked fish.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 90
Fat / Lipides 2 g
Saturated / saturés 0 g
+ Trans / trans 0 g
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 12 mg
Sodium / Sodium 116 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 6 g
Fiber / Fibres 2 g
Sugars / Sucres 4 g
Protein Protéines 12 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer