The Perfect Smoked Tuna Salad
If you’re looking for a simple yet tantalizing recipe that’s sure to impress, look no further than this smoked tuna salad. With its unique flavors and textures, this mouth-watering dish is perfect for any casual lunch or dinner setting.
Often considered a modern update to traditional seafood salads, this smoked tuna salad offers a unique twist on an already beloved dish. By combining smoked tuna with vegetables, herbs and a light vinaigrette dressing, you get a delicious mix of flavors that perfectly complement each other.
This recipe is simple to make and can even be prepped ahead of time. The veggie preparation doesn’t take long, and the smoked tuna is purchased in advance so that you can simply assemble and dress the ingredients just before serving.
•1 can of smoke tuna, flaked
•1 large ripe tomato, diced
•1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
•½ cup of red onion, diced
•2 cups of baby spinach, torn
•1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
•Juice of 1 lemon
•3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
•Salt and pepper
1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, tomato, cucumber, red onion and spinach. Mix to combine.
2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until the ingredients are evenly coated.
4. Refrigerate for 1 hour to let the flavors marry.
5. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
The combination of smoky tuna and fresh, crunchy veggies creates a wonderfully contrasting experience in the mouth. The sweet and tangy lemon dressing adds a lovely pop of flavor, while the parsley gives this salad a subtle nod to classic Mediterranean cuisine.
This smoked tuna salad can be served as a main dish, or even as a side to your favorite grilled meats. Whichever way you chose to serve it, this 5-minute salad is sure to tantalize your taste buds with its distinct flavor combination. Enjoy!