Italian Tuna Salad

Kim Biegacki


Yes, I am a Tuna snob because I only eat Albacore. I blame it on my little Momma because it's the only tuna she will buy. I really can eat this tuna right out of the can with nothing on it's that good. Of course, you can use any tuna you want but try a can of albacore and see what you think.
This salad is a combination of 2 different salads that I like order at our local Italian restaurants except that when I make my version at home I must use Albacore, add some roasted reds and my favorite toppings.

★★★★★ 2 votes
4 servings
10 Min


2 can(s)
albacore tuna, drained (5 oz. cans)
1 bottle
your favorite italian dressing
1/2 medium
lettuce head, chopped
1 bag(s)
romaine lettuce leaves or mixed greens
10 oz
salami, julienned
1 can(s)
black olives
1/2 medium
purple onion or white, diced
12 small
cherry tomatoes, sliced
roasted red peppers, diced (optional)
1/3 - 1/2 c
pepperoncini's, sliced
12 oz
mozzarella cheese, shredded (optional)


romano cheese, grated
1/2 - 1 c
croutons, garlic

How to Make Italian Tuna Salad


  • 1Drain your solid white Albacore Tuna in water or oil. Pour a small amount of Italian dressing over tuna to coat. Now flake up the tuna and set aside.
  • 2Prepare your greens by rinsing and draining then chopping up and placing in a bowl. Next, all your remaining ingredients except your toppings including tuna and set aside till ready to serve.
  • 3Add a little dressing right before serving or set dressing on table with the toppings.
  • 4Here is one of the dressings that I love called Northern Italian w/basil & romano and Mezzetta's deli-sliced golden greek pepperoncini's that I use.
  • 512/31/2014 ---- Served this tonight with our New Year's Eve dinner of Chicken Parmesan along with Eggnog Creme Brulee for dessert.

Printable Recipe Card

About Italian Tuna Salad