Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Soft and fair goes far."
-Spanish Proverb

The refrigerator light goes on...

This recipe is so deceptively simple and at once complex. It was served to me by Chef Luis at the Bodega Garmendia in Spain for lunch and is a staple of Spanish kitchens. The tomatoes are sweet and tart, there's a bit of bite from the onion, savory tuna with the fruity olive oil. Just the sprinkle of salt and pepper finishes it off. It just tastes like a hot summer day in Spain: with a bowl of chilled pea soup and a crust of bread, you're there (then time for a siesta).


Tuna and Tomato Salad

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 salad

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

2 medium ripe tomatoes (thickly sliced horizontally)
1/4 small red onion (thinly sliced)
1 6 ounce cans light tuna packed in water (drained)
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Arrange the tomatoes on a plate. Top with the sliced onion.

Place small amounts of tuna on top of the tomatoes and onions.

Sprinkle the salt over the salad and then drizzle with oil and vinegar. Top with black pepper to taste. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 salad

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 241 Calories from Fat 127
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 22%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 10g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 13 mcg Potassium 391 mg
Magnesium 33 mg