Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuna Salad.....Salad with Fresh Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This weekend I wanted something light for lunch and I found a healthy recipe for tuna salad - with barely any mayonnaise! Not only are the dijon mustard and sweet pickle relish an uncanny combination with the tuna, but the fresh vegetables and homemade salad dressing make this a great choice for a low calorie summer lunch.

Add your friends, family, and a bottle of white wine and you cannot go wrong.


Tuna Salad Ingredients

2 cans of light tuna (6 oz.)
1/2 cup no-fat probiotic plain yogurt
2.5 tablespoons pickle relish
1/2 tablespoon light mayo
2 tablespoons dijon mustard

Green Salad Ingredients

1 small bunch of arugula
1 tomato, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
salt to taste

Fresh Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients:

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced

Start with making the tuna salad. Measure out and mix the tuna, yogurt, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and pickle relish in a bowl.

Second, wash the arugula and place it on your plate. Arrange the sliced tomatoes and cucumbers creatively on top of the arugula, and add a dash of salt to taste. Scoop and place the mixed tuna salad in the center.

Finally, combine the ingredients for the balsamic vinaigrette dressing in a small bowl or glass and drizzle on your finished salad! Serves 2.

a buen tiempo!


  1. Lizzy Loo, Can you advise me what the little red things are on the plate. Are they little tomatoes or flowers? This looks delicious!

  2. Hi! Of course - the red things are actually flowers painted on the plate! I'm glad you like it!