Tomatoes and Tuna Salad Recipe
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Tomatoes and Tuna Salad Recipe

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Each summer, I look forward to making this salad when I have a bumper crop of tomatoes in my garden.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon each celery seed and pepper
  • 5 medium tomatoes, cored
  • Bacon bits, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 368 calories, 26g fat (7g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine tuna, cheese, mayonnaise, celery, onion, pickle, pickle juice, salt, celery seed and pepper. Chill. Cut tomatoes, not quite through, into quarters; place on individual plates and spread apart. Spoon 1/2 cup salad into each. Garnish with bacon bits if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p43

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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debweb1 User ID: 6440899 232464
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"I have made this many times and it is absolutely delicious!!! I even made this recipe with shredded chicken and that is fantastic also. Love, love, love!!!"

Jo Pottle User ID: 6816773 48150
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"I made this today and left the mayo out. It was delicious and filled me up. What a great help for my outlook to "eat healthy"."

epeacock User ID: 4843486 19605
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"I made this after working all day as a salad chef in our university's kitchen. I was so starving, and it only took 10 minutes. I followed the recipe exactly, except cut the mayo in half and added 1/4 cup honey mustard dressing. It was divinity. Filled me up real good too!! Will be making often!!!"

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