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.
Disclosure: I am a proud ambassador for Genova Seafood. Genova provided me with product for the purposes of this post, in addition to compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.
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. I had avoided buying canned tuna after that, for a couple of reasons. One, wasn’t sure about the origin of the tuna I was buying. Was it wild-caught? Secondly, I try to avoid canned products with BPA. So when I was contacted by Genova, I didn’t even had to check. Right on the label it states “wild-caught”. A little extra digging, and I found out that Genova uses cans that are BPA free. What? So awesome! I also liked that Genova tuna is packed in olive oil, in keeping with European traditions for packing tuna.
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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 Genova’s 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. This recipe is perfect any summer get-together. Serve it inside of a hollowed out tomato for an elegant bridal or baby shower, on a bed of lettuce, or in between two slices of bread!
If you like tuna salad and Greek salad, I think you’ll like my version of Greek Tuna Salad!
- 1 6 ounce can Genova Yellowfin tuna drained
- 1/4 cup peeled seeded and diced cucumber
- 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
- 1/4 cup diced purple onion
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped basil
- 1/4 cup Greek olives
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- Fresh pepper and kosher salt to taste
Combine tuna with 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.