This lemon tuna & tomato salad is light and refreshing. White albacore tuna is combined with fresh lemon juice, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, then simply seasoned with salt and pepper. Serve the tuna on a generous bed of chopped hearts of romaine lettuce and cucumbers. For the dressing we make a simple red-wine vinaigrette and garnish with lemon wedges. Easy and delicious, this salad is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Enjoy!
12 oz. White Albacore Tuna in water
Juice of ½ a Large Lemon, (about 2 tbsp.) use the remaining half for serving
½ cup Diced Tomatoes, seeds removed
1 tbsp. Green Onions, sliced
¼ tsp. Kosher Salt
Pinch Black Pepper
½ Large Hothouse Cucumber, sliced (if using a garden cucumber peel and remove seeds)
1-2 Hearts of Romaine Lettuce, chopped
Red Wine Vinaigrette, for serving – recipe follows
Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette Ingredients
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
¼ tsp. Kosher Salt
Pinch of Dried Oregano
Pinch of Black Pepper
Make the dressing
In a small jar, or a container with a tight fitting lid, add the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, dried oregano, and black pepper. Cover the container and shake vigorously to mix. Refrigerate until ready to use, stir vigorously before using too.
Make the lemon tuna & tomato salad
Place the tuna in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, tomatoes, sliced green onions, salt and pepper to the tuna. Stir to combine well. Refrigerate until the salad is prepped.
Chop the hearts of romaine lettuce. Arrange the lettuce on a large platter or individual bowls. Arrange the cucumbers and top with the lemon tuna.
Serve the lemon tuna & tomato salad with lemon wedges and the homemade red wine vinaigrette. Enjoy!
If you’re using pouch tuna there is no need to drain. With canned tuna, drain it, but don’t leave it bone-dry.
If you’re using a hothouse (or English) cucumber, peeling and seeding is not necessary. With a garden cucumber, then you may want to remove most, or all of the peel. Also, slice the cucumber in half and gently remove the seeds with a spoon.