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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Salads at the Barbecue Party #2 - Simple Tuna Salad

Here's another easy peasy salad that can be thrown together in minutes. You don't even need to make a dressing. But I must say this is delicious tossed in some mayonnaise. Since I was looking for fresh sides to go with all the meat at the barbecue party, I skipped the mayonnaise. Its also healthier without the mayo and equally tasty. But don't take my word for it. Try it out yourself and let me know what twist you put on it. What I love about these kind of salads is their versatility. Sometimes, I also add olives, lettuce, cucumber, pickles and some bell peppers to the salad. Really, you can add whatever you'd like in your salad and leave out whatever you don't fancy. 

Simple Tuna Salad

1 small can of tuna flakes
3 large onions, chopped
2-3 tomatoes, chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
Salt, to taste
Sour lime juice, to taste

Toss all the ingredients in a bowl.

Check for salt and sourness and adjust accordingly. It’s always better to start with a small amount of salt and lime juice. You can always add more after tasting, but if it’s too salty or too sour,  there’s not much you can do, except add more veggies and fish to the bowl.

Also, most canned tuna is also salted. So taste the salad before you add any salt to it.

Have fun!

This recipe is linked to -
Hearth and Soul
Made By You Monday
Tuesdays at the Table
Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays


  1. thechattymommyMarch 8, 2011 at 4:41 AM

    looks great- we both had tuna dishes!
    Check mine out if you can.
    Following you from tempt my tummy.

  2. that salad looks healthy and delicious, i think mayonnaise dressing for salad is too heavy and overated! This looks so refreshingly light!

  3. Thanks guys!!!

  4. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My FeetMarch 8, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    Oooh, yum! This looks similar to ceviche. :)

  5. Tina(PinayInTexas)March 8, 2011 at 7:56 AM

    This caught my attention at Hearth & Soul Hop! Looks good! Tnx for sharing!

  6. Leaving out the mayo is a great idea. With the lime, I am sure it was a really refreshing salad.

  7. Thanks Sherry, Tina and Kristen~

  8. Lovely recipe, do you think it will work with tinned sardines? Would love to try.

  9. Thx for dropping by Trisha coz now i came to knw of ur wonderful blog!!! Happy to be following u too...;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. Thanks for stopping by Prathima!

  11. Shirley ... it works really well with sardines as well ... though i must say, i've never done mayo with sardines - don't know if that would work!

  12. ButterpoweredbikeMarch 10, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Oh yummy, I like the idea of having all of those crisp veg in tuna salad. I tend to forget about tuna salad as a meal option. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  13. Thanks ... i love all the great ideas linked up with Hearth n Soul!

  14. i do love a good mayonnaise ladened tuna salad, but i think your recipe has me convinced that it is just as yummy without it. thank you for sharing this fabulous meat-less recipe with tuesday night supper club! and welcome, i do hope you come back often.

  15. PERMANENT POSIESMarch 12, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Sounds really simple and if the mayo isn't needed, why add the calories. I bet this would be good with canned chicken too.

  16. Thanks Christy!

  17. Thank u everyone for your kind words ... and yeah its great not only with canned chicken but roasted chicken too!!!

  18. I am in a tuna salad rut - mayo, pickle relish and tuna - I love the freshness of yours and the addition of lime juice - yum! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  19. Thanks for letting me be a part of the hop Christy, its great fun !!!


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