Italian Tuna Salad

A good chopped salad uses a lot of flavorful ingredients and mixes them well, so that you have a little of everything in each bite. This Italian tuna salad recipe does that well, and combines heart healthy tuna with crunchy Romaine, artichokes, and other flavorful ingredients. A quick lemon dressing brings it all together nicely. For more Paleo salad and salad dressing recipes, visit our PaleoPlan recipe center!

Italian Tuna Salad
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Italian Tuna Salad

Servings 4

Total Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 431

carbohydrate 7.7g

protein 24.9g

fat 34.6g

saturated fat 5.3g

cholesterol 28mg

sodium 269mg

potassium 576mg

fiber 1.9g

sugar 2.7g


  • 1/2 cup(s) olive oil
  • 2 medium lemon(s) juiced, plus zest
  • 1 teaspoon(s) mustard, dijon
  • 1 medium garlic clove(s) minced
  • 2 head(s) lettuce, romaine heart(s) chopped
  • 2 medium roasted red pepper(s) chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1/2 pound(s) asparagus cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) olive(s), kalamata pitted
  • 4 medium pepperoncinis
  • 3 can(s) tuna (6 oz) drained and flaked
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, zest, mustard, and garlic.
  2. When well combined, add the remaining ingredients and toss to coat well. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.