May 30, 2023

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Tuna, Cucumber and Mozzarella Salad

This tuna, cucumber and mozzarella salad gives canned tuna fish a fresh new look (and tasting experience!). It’s super simple in nature, but a light and refreshing meal you’ll find yourself making repeatedly.

Tuna, cucumber, mozzarella salad in a bowl

My most recent trip back to Italy reminded me just how much my body craves fresh and healthy meals that aren’t overly complicated. Like this simple tuna, cucumber, and mozzarella salad that I enjoyed in Cinque Terre. Not only was it delicious, but it introduced me to a new way to include tuna into salads (since I make my classic tuna salad quite often).

It’s layers of leafy greens, flaked tuna, fresh mozzarella, crisp cucumber, shallots – you get the gist. But the best part about recreating this at home is that there’s no cooking involved. Just simple ingredients in their natural state, tossed together to make the best summer salad ever!

Ingredients for tuna, cucumber, mozzarella salad

What Else is in This Tuna, Cucumber and Mozzarella Salad?

Based on the ingredients in this salad, it almost seems like something I would make in a summer meal prep! There’s a good balance of protein, healthy fats, and loads of veggies, which makes it a great meal to serve from breakfast to dinner.

  • Spring Mix: I remade this salad with a spring mix base (which offers a variety of green textures). But you can use any leafy greens you enjoy eating in a salad.
  • Tuna: I’m using canned albacore tuna for ease. But, you can also bake tuna steaks and flake them!
  • Mozzarella: Bocconcini mozzarella balls make for easy slicing and bite sized pieces.
  • Cucumber: Just half an English cucumber is needed! Alternatively, you could also use Persian cucumbers.
  • Shallot: There was no onion in the original salad, but I think thinly sliced shallot adds a necessary punch of flavor. You could also dice or slice a little bit of red onion.
  • Corn: You can use canned, frozen, or fresh sweet corn. Just thaw and drain the corn if it’s frozen or canned. You could also use fresh corn on the cob for a smokier flavor.
  • Lemon Vinaigrette: My homemade lemon vinaigrette can’t be beat with how easy it is to make. Plus, it’ll just add to the whole “fresh” idea of this meal.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.