Healthy Tuna Salad Recipes
Fresh Tuna Salad with Avocado
Nan McEvoy created this salad after falling in love with the incredible olive oil-poached tuna prepared by her friend Paul Bertolli, the former chef at Oliveto's in nearby Oakland. McEvoy uses albacore tuna here, but any fresh tuna will do. In addition to spooning the salad into avocado halves, she also uses it as a sandwich filling and a topping for crostini.
Purists would insist on imported Italian canned tuna fish for the Tuscan classic, but we think plain old tuna from the supermarket is just fine, too. However, make sure the fish is packed in oil; not only will the tuna be infinitely more flavorful, we use the oil as part of the dressing.
Vietnamese Spicy Tuna Salad
The style of frying and mashing the dried chiles is very familiar to cooks from this part of Vietnam. But when developing my version of the recipe, I used Mexican ancho chiles, which work a lot better for American cooks. I also use capers in place of the small, salted, pickled vegetables that are not available in this country.—Andrew Zimmern
Tuna, Green Bean And Potato Salad
A recipe from Giada De Laurentiis, from the 2007 Classic in Aspen.
Lemony Tuna and White Bean Antipasto Salad
This quick and easy main-course salad offers all the variety and freshness of a great antipasto. The quality of this dish ultimately depends on the quality of the tuna: Using an Italian or Spanish variety packed in olive oil makes the salad extraordinary.
Butter Bean, Tuna and Celery Salad
Tuna Salad with Chickpea Puree
This chunky tuna salad—inspired by a traditional sauce from Livorno, Italy, of tomatoes, olives and capers—makes a very satisfying one-dish meal.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Tuna Confit
This is chef George Mendes’s version of the simple tomato salads common in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. For a shortcut, use best-quality, olive oil–packed canned tuna.