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Crunchy Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

On a hot summer day, there's nothing more refreshing than this salad. I grow a few tomato plants in my garden and the fresh-picked taste makes the dish even more of a treat. —Diane Selich, Vassar, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley or 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (12 ounces) albacore white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges


  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, onion, celery, parsley and pepper. Stir in tuna. Serve with tomato wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup tuna salad with 1 tomato: 280 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Jan 3, 2021

    Love this simple recipe! Our old favorite tuna salad recipe didn't include freshly chopped onions like this one. I think that's why this is our new favorite! It's great with the tomatoes but would also be great on bread or crackers!

  • Lady Fingers
    Mar 13, 2020

    A real classic! For a 1970s style "Lady's Luncheon" hollow out large tomatoes, and serve the tuna salad inside them.

  • CharleneG
    Mar 6, 2020

    Michigander born and bred, now in NY. This is how I make my tuna also! Must be a MI thing since my hubby never had it this way (he's from NY). And adding tomatoes is just how it's done! There is nothing like fresh tomatoes from the garden! Especially on bread or toast with mayo. I used to wait for the first ripe tomato in my garden and would take a salt shaker out with me to pick and eat right there, that is unless my grandson beat me to it!

  • Cheryl
    Apr 12, 2019

    It tastes good

  • Naomie
    Oct 7, 2018

    Yum! Very similar to how I make mine. I eat tuna like this year round, but you are oh so right, to have fresh home grown tomatoes to go with - heavenly.