Simple Tuna Salad

My kids love tuna fish, but that sloppy version with lots of mayo would send them running for the hills. This updated, healthy option recipe adds the veggies they like with little or no oil, unless they choose to add some lite salad dressing. Give it a try and see if your kids like a less traditional version of this classic lunch recipe. The veggies in this recipe are what my kids like, but you can create your own version with the vegetables your family likes.

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Yields 2 large salad portions



Simple Tuna Salad

Serves 2
Easy and delicious tuna salad

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Prep Time
5 min

Prep Time
5 min

  1. 1 can white or lite tuna in water, drained and pieced apart
  2. 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  3. 1 can black beans, low sodium, rinsed and drained ( Don’t like black beans? Red beans and Chickpeas work well too)
  4. 2 cups cooked white or brown rice
  5. 1 cup frozen or canned yellow corn
  6. 1/2 of a red onion, sliced
  7. *Optional- 1/4 cup Lite Italian salad dressing- Use more or less depending on your taste.
  1. Simply mix all ingredients in a medium to large size bowl. Chill and serve.
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Suggestions for other vegetables you can add are: sliced cucumbers, peas, diced carrots, diced bell peppers, broccoli, baby spinach leaves and zucchini.


Add all ingredients, except for salad dressing, to a large bowl and mix until combined. Dish into smaller serving bowls and add salad dressing if desired. Serve with multigrain crackers.

Recipe by: Cathy McConville



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