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Easy Tuna Salad | Tomato and Olive Salad | Tuna Salad Hors d’oeuvres

Updated on December 29, 2014

Same Old Tuna Salad?

Are you tired of same old tuna salad on bread for lunch or dinner? Trying to lose weight, eat healthy or change it up when it comes to tuna and tomato salads?

For a quick lunch or dinner that’s healthy and delicious, try something different with tuna salad by serving it on celery sticks. Add a tomato salad, or combine it all and make some hearty hors d’oeuuvres.

Tuna Salad and Tomato Salad Ideas

Tomato and Black Olive Salad:

Tomato and Black Olive Salad
Tomato and Black Olive Salad | Source

Tuna Salad on Celery Sticks:

Tuna Salad on Celery Sticks
Tuna Salad on Celery Sticks | Source

Tuna Salad Hors d’oeuvres:

Tuna Salad Hors d’oeuvres
Tuna Salad Hors d’oeuvres | Source

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Preparation Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 2-3 people

What You'll Need

  • 1 6-oz. can tuna, (I like white albacore)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise, (I like Smart Balance Light Mayo)
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder, (or use 1/4 cup finely chopped white onions)
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, chopped, (I like grape tomatoes which have less seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Dash of garlic powder, (or use one clove fresh garlic, chopped)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces of celery, (for Hors d’oeuvres)
  • 3 or 4 pieces of celery, cut in half, (longer pieces of celery if serving tuna salad on celery sticks)
  • 1/2 can of black olives, sliced
Ingredients
Ingredients | Source
Drain and remove tuna from can.
Drain and remove tuna from can. | Source

Instructions: Tuna Salad

  1. Open and drain can of tuna. I like to use White Albacore rather than Chunk Light because the latter tends to be mashed up and mushy).
  2. Place tuna in small dish and gently break up the tuna (be careful not to overly mash the tuna).
  3. Add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and onion powder and mix.
  4. Cover until ready to serve.

Tuna, Mixed and Ready to Serve
Tuna, Mixed and Ready to Serve | Source
Tomato and Black Olive Salad
Tomato and Black Olive Salad | Source

Instructions: Tomato and Black Olive Salad

  1. In small to medium bowl, add tomatoes, black olives, garlic powder (or fresh, chopped garlic), and olive oil. I like to use a light olive oil, which is light in taste as well as smell).
  2. Toss ingredients.

That’s it! Your salad is ready to serve.

Tomato, Cucumber and Cabbage Salad Variation

Instead of black olives, you can change up the ingredients. Add some chopped cucumber and red cabbage for a variation of the same salad. Change it up sometimes!

Tomato, Cucumber and Red Cabbage Salad
Tomato, Cucumber and Red Cabbage Salad | Source
Tuna Salad Hors d’oeuvres
Tuna Salad Hors d’oeuvres | Source

Instructions: Tuna Salad Hors d’oeuvres

  1. Place the 1 ½ to 2 inch celery pieces in a medium plate.
  2. Add a little tuna on each piece of celery.
  3. On top of the tuna, add a little of the tomato and black olive salad.
  4. Arrange the celery pieces nicely on your plate.

Ready to serve!

Tuna Salad Serving Variations

Here are some tuna salad meal suggestions:

  • Tuna salad on whole grain bread or fancy bread with a side of any type of salad. Pictured below is a tuna salad sandwich served on rosemary olive oil bread.
  • Tuna salad on celery sticks with a side of soup or garden salad.
  • Tuna salad on cucumber slices with a large chopped salad.

Tuna Salad Serving Suggestions
Tuna Salad Serving Suggestions | Source

What is your favorite way to serve tuna salad?

Please share your ideas. I love to try different variations of dishes to change it up and make meals more interesting.

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      Amelia Griggs 2 years ago

      Thanks Kevin, variety is the spice of life! A new twist on something we love.

      Cheers!

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That looks and soumds good Amelia. I know that it is healthy, I already eat tuna. Just a different one than you. I love vegetables and I use olive oil and I know that it would be quick to throw together.

      I already make a tuna salad for lunch but a lunchtime variation or a sidedish for supper would be nice. I voted it up, shared and Tweeted it.

      Kevin

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      Amelia Griggs 2 years ago

      Thank you very much, KoffeeKlatch Gals. give it a try. It's so easy, and quite delicious and healthy too. :-)

      Happy New Year!

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      Susan Haze 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love it. It looks and sounds delicious. It is definitely a must try.

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      Amelia Griggs 2 years ago

      Hi Rachel, Glad you like! So easy to make and enjoy. I tend to look for foods that I already have at home and then mix them up and make them look attractive. I love to snap pictures of my creations right before I eat! :-)

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      Rachel Horon 2 years ago from Indiana

      Wow, this looks so good and I already have all the ingredients in my kitchen. The tomato salad is great for changing up how we use the grape tomatoes that we only seem to use for our dinner salads. I'm saving these recipes for sure!

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      Amelia Griggs 2 years ago

      Hi oceansnsunset, they are a great combo. I think it's fun to mix and match and try different variations. It makes preparing the food as well as eating it twice as fun.

      Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by!

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      Amelia Griggs 2 years ago

      Hi oceansnsunset, they are a great combo. I think it's fun to mix and match and try different variations. It makes preparing the food as well as eating it twice as fun.

      Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by!

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      Paula 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      These sound great! I hope to try them very soon. I love tomatoes, and tuna also, and wouldn't have thought of the combination. Separate or together, I bet it tastes great.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Great little variations on tuna. Sure to please and pwrk up a meal Angels are on the way. Ps

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      Amelia Griggs 2 years ago

      Thanks, Susan. My idea is always eat in these healthy ways and keep trim, and sneak a chocolate chip cookie once in awhile. :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've just started a diet and am always looking for new and inviting diet foods to eat. All of your pictures are making me hungry and you've given me some new ideas here. Thank you!