Greek-Style Tuna Salad with Citrus Dressing

greek style tuna salad with citrus dressing
  • Prep Time
  • 4Servings


  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup pitted Calamata olives
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 10 ounce bag mixed salad greens, such as Mediterranean or European mix
  • 2 6 ounce cans olive oil-packed solid light tuna, drained and flaked


Put the lemon zest and juice into a screw-top jar. Press the garlic and salt together with the side of a knife until the garlic is mashed; scrape it into the jar. Add pepper to taste and the olive oil. Screw on the lid and shake well until blended.

Put the tomatoes, olives and onion in a large salad bowl. Shake the dressing again and stir about half into the salad. Add the greens and toss. Gently stir in the tuna, then taste the salad and add a bit more dressing if needed.