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
  • 2
    roasted red peppers, diced (optional)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 c
    pepperoncini's, sliced
  • 12 oz
    mozzarella cheese, shredded (optional)

  • 1/4
    romano cheese, grated
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    croutons, garlic

How to Make Italian Tuna Salad


  1. Drain 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.
  2. Prepare 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.
  3. Add a little dressing right before serving or set dressing on table with the toppings.
  4. Here 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.
  5. 12/31/2014 ---- Served this tonight with our New Year's Eve dinner of Chicken Parmesan along with Eggnog Creme Brulee for dessert.

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