Tuna, Tomato, Cucumber Salad for #WeekdaySupper

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 27, 2013

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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.

Tuna, Tomato, Cucumber Salad on Shockingly DeliciousTomorrow I tear out the now-leggy, spindly tomato plants to make way to plant some broccoli, rainbow chard, and Cherry tomatoes on Shockingly Deliciousperhaps something fun like beets.

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.


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (or more, to your liking)
  • Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Tonno in Olive Oil2 Persian cucumbers (or 1 large cucumber)
  • 1 (5-ounce) can Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Solid Light Tuna – Tonno in Olive Oil (or your favorite oil-packed tuna)
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • A grind or two of black peppercorns
  • Baby arugula or your favorite salad greens


  1. Tuna, Tomato, Cucumber Salad on Shockingly DeliciousWash, 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place arugula or other salad greens in wide, flat bowls, top with tuna-tomato-cuke mixture and serve.
  4. Serves 2. May easily be doubled.

Tuna, Tomato, Cucumber Salad on Shockingly DeliciousThe Bee Squad

Bee Squad badgeI 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)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

AsBestRecipes September 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Such a refreshing healthy salad, great pics too congrats!


Laura September 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm

What a beautiful looking salad! And the tuna makes it filling and fast. Great meal!


Liz September 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

Wow, what a terrific, healthy salad! It looks so delicious!


Dorothy Reinhold September 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

Thanks Liz! It makes you feel clean while you are eating it!


Liz September 27, 2013 at 7:44 am

Nice, simple, and easy. Thank you.


Renee September 27, 2013 at 4:37 am

Perfect use of those end of summer tomatoes!


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