Greek Tuna Salad

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There’s tuna salad, and then there’s Greek Tuna Salad! This classic American sandwich filler gets a decidedly Mediterranean twist with feta, lots of vegetables and fresh basil.

tomatoes stuffed with greek tuna salad.


I’m pretty picky about the seafood I buy. I read labels and pay attention to where it’s caught. After a trip to Alaska several years ago, I learned about the best practices for salmon harvesting. Now I avoid buying canned tuna. I like to be sure about the origin of the tuna I am buying. Is it wild-caught? Secondly, I try to avoid canned products with BPA.

My usual go-to tuna fish recipe is just mayonnaise, a little bit of green onion and celery. For this recipe, I decided to embrace Mediterranean roots and travel to Greece, adding feta, Greek olives, bell peppers, onions and cucumbers, to mimic the traditional Greek salads I so loved in Greece.

Greek Tuna Salad Ingredients

This recipe is perfect any summer get-together. Serve it inside of a hollowed out tomato for a bridal or baby shower, on a bed of lettuce, or in between two slices of bread.

picnic basket with stuffed tomatoes

If you like tuna salad and Greek salad, I think this version.

Greek Tuna Salad

This Greek twist on the classic tuna fish sandwich, is filled with lots of Mediterranean vegetables, olives and feta. Serve in a hollowed out tomato, on a bed of lettuce or in a sandwich!
5 from 4 votes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 6 ounce can tuna drained
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup purple onion diced
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled.
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup Greek olives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • Fresh pepper and kosher salt to taste
  • 4 tomatoes insides scooped out. (optional)


  • Combine tuna with feta, cucumbers, peppers, onions, olives and garlic in a bowl.
  • Toss with yogurt, lemon juice and basil and season to taste.
  • Serve in a hollowed out tomato, on a bed of lettuce or in a sandwich.


  • canned salmon can be substituted.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 14gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 395mgPotassium: 479mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1768IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 1mg
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Greek Tuna Salad...all the flavors of the Greek islands, cucumbers, olives, and basil.
Greek Tuna Salad…all the flavors of the Greek islands, cucumbers, olives, and basil.

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  1. This looks beautiful and I’m sure tastes even better! I agree, it would be a perfect dish to serve for a shower.

    Love that Genova tuna is wild-caught, in BPA free cans AND packed in olive oil! Will look for it!

  2. What a great tuna salad, Cynthia. I love your Mediterranean twist, and so pretty in the garden tomatoes. So glad to learn about Genova seafood. We don’t have a Kroger around here, but I’ll definitely keep my eye out for it at our grocery store. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  3. Because of your glowing comments about Genova Tuna I went right out and bought a can, made tuna salad and ate the whole thing. That is the best tuna I’ve ever eaten. Thanks for the great tip!

    1. Hi Jon, thanks for bringing that to my attention. I must have accidentally deleted it when I was updating it. I’ve amended it. It should be 1/3 cup. Thank you! Cynthia

  4. 5 stars
    I love the Mediterranean twist to this tuna salad. I highly recommended we love it stuffed in the tomato as well.

  5. 5 stars
    I make Tuna Salad. I like the ingredients used for the Greek twist. Additionally, I love the idea of stuffing tomatoes with the salad mix! Yummy!!!

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