Summer Salad Tuna Delight

It’s summer and a perfect time to enjoy fresh mixed greens with fresh veggies, avocado and chunk tuna. Add your favorite oil and vinegar dressing and enjoy every bite!


Author: Michelle Hanson

Michelle Hanson, MA, RD, LD is Fresh & Natural Food’s Registered Dietitian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics with a minor in Community Health from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a registered dietitian and current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle has been a nutrition consultant for numerous years as well as a nutrition research director at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Michelle is passionate about food and nutrition and believes in helping people find simple, realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their everyday lifestyle.
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dress the cucumbers, green and red onions with kosher salt, lime juice.
  2. Spoon out tuna out of the oil, and break into bite size pieces with your hands into an empty mixing bowl. Add avocado and cucumber mixture to the tuna and gently mix with your hands to dress.
  3. On 2 plates, arrange 2 cups of mixed greens on each plate. Add a handful of basil leaves, cilantro sprigs and fresh mint leaves. Add the tuna, avocado, cucumber mixture to mixed greens and herbs. Add salt and pepper to your liking and your favorite oil and vinegar dressing (or other preferable dressing).
  4. Serve with some delicious french bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil will surely be a hit. Enjoy!

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