The last of the summer cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden go into this quick main-dish salad – a way to savor the passing season for just one more dinner.
I’m using heirloom cherry tomatoes, those cute little Persian cukes, and tuna that is packed in olive oil, which transmogrifies into the salad dressing once you add some acid in the way of lemon juice. So simple and satisfying.
But tonight, it’s all easy and delicious for dinner. Chop, chop, done.
Recipe: Tuna, Tomato, Cucumber Salad
Summary: Garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, along with canned tuna in olive oil, make this an easy late-summer supper salad.
- Wash, dry and remove stems from tomatoes. Cut in half and add tomatoes to a mixing bowl. Wash, dry, peel (if you like) and seed cucumbers. Chop and add to the tomatoes.
- Add tuna and its oil to the mixing bowl, squeeze a bit of lemon juice over all, a grind or two of black pepper, and mix gently so the tuna remains in large-ish chunks. You don’t want it mashed as it would be for a tuna salad sandwich. Taste for seasoning, add more lemon juice, even a splash more olive oil if you feel you need it, and a pinch of salt if the tuna isn’t salty enough for you. Your choice, to your taste.
- Place arugula or other salad greens in wide, flat bowls, top with tuna-tomato-cuke mixture and serve.
- Serves 2. May easily be doubled.
I am a member of the Bee Squad for Bumble Bee tuna. Canned tuna makes an excellent protein for quick meals because it is already cooked and ready to deploy. Disclosure: Bumble Bee sent the tuna for recipe testing.
Dorothy Reinhold/Shockingly Delicious
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Diet type: Pescatarian
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced carbohydrate
Number of servings (yield): 2
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
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