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Tuna Salad Mediterranean

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Recipe Blog Post




4 slices of baguette pieces, lightly grilled, or crostini

1 can (5 oz) of tuna in water, drained

1/8 cup O&V Red Wine vinegar

1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon honey

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup O&V Single Estate Olive oil

¼ red onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon of chopped O&V Castelvetrano Olives

1 tablespoon EACH of chopped Black Olives, gherkins, capers

1 tablespoon of chopped O&V Sun Dried Tomatoes

2 tablespoons of chopped O&V Roasted Red Peppers



Combine the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper in a blender. Gradually add olive oil while the blender is running till well combined.


In a separate bowl, combine the onion, tuna, chopped peppers, olives, gherkins capers and sun-dried tomatoes (see Chef Note). Mix dressing into the tuna well (you may not need all the dressing), and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.


Serve on top of grilled bread as an open-faced sandwich, or in a regular sandwich.








Serves 2

Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes




Chef Note:

Feel free to add (as I do), more of the chopped olives, gherkins, sun dried tomatoes, capers, and/or roasted red peppers to your salad to your taste preferences. My version is heavy on the red peppers and gherkins!!




I love the taste of O&V’s oak barrel aged Cabernet Sauvignon red wine vinegar which has a nice balance of sweetness and acidity. This Bonsecco Unflavored Oil adds great olive flavor to the dressing. You may use another high-quality red wine vinegar or even a nice tart sherry vinegar instead, and your favorite high-end EVOO


Most Oil & Vinegar stores carry Castelvetrano Olives, Roasted Red Peppers and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. I recommend using the best quality products you can find as the essence of this salad is in the freshness and quality of the ingredients.






Categories: Appetizer, Breakfast & Brunch, Soups & Salads, Snacks & Sides, Seafood, Fish, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No-Mayo Tuna Salad, Spanish Tuna Salad, Mediterranean Tuna Salad, Castelvetrano Olives, Unflavored EVOO, Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Vinegar, Roasted Red Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Gherkins, Black Olives, Tuna Pinchos, Tapas Option, Healthy, Easy, Light Lunch, Tuna Sandwich




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  • Carleen Tedeschi
    February 18, 2022

    Hello Veera,
    Thanks for sending these wonderful recipes! It’s been a rough summer and fall for our family. Your recipes came in handy. My husband was severely ill, but on the mend. I’ll be ordering more things soon. Especially, my favorite, Apple Balsamic vinegar!!

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