Sun-dried Tomato Tuna Salad is a tasty no-cook lunch or snack. This tuna salad is served in egg whites so it's high in protein and big on flavor thanks to the addition of sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Great to serve as a nourishing appetizer!
Why you should make Sun Dried Tomato Tuna Salad
If you're looking for a healthy high-protein snack or lunch, end your search because here's a recipe perfect for you.
It's a twist on the regular tuna salad and is served in egg whites, so it's high in protein and big on flavor.
I have a huge basil plant outside my door, and it is huge. So instead of making my regular tuna salad with yogurt, celery, and an egg, I decided I would use this basil.
I can't possibly let it go to waste while it looks so pretty out there. I'm taking advantage because in the winter I am dying for basil, and the plant is gone...
Well, long(ish) story short, I decided to make up a different type of tuna salad that used the basil and some other random things in my refrigerator.
How to Make this tuna salad with sun dried tomatoes
Nothing too fancy for these babies.
Start with some hard boiled eggs, and mash the yolks. Add in vinegar, salt, sun-dried tomatoes, and olive oil from the sun-dried tomatoes and mix together. Stir in the basil and tuna, and stuff into the egg white. Enjoy!
Tips for Making this high protein lunch or snack
The best tuna for the recipe
Look for canned light, white, albacore, skipjack, or yellowfin tuna that is caught using hand-operated pole-and-lines or trolling lines. I really like Safe Catch, Wild Planet, and Starkist tuna because I know they are sustainably caught and are lower in mercury.
Make Ahead Tips
These are great to make ahead of time. I like to double or triple the recipe, so I have a lot in the fridge to grab whenever I am hungry and want something quick that will give me sustainable energy.
Hard boiling a bunch of eggs at the beginning of the week makes my life easier, so I can make these with those eggs I already hard boiled. I actually use my Instant Pot for this, and that thing seriously makes hard boiling eggs a dream!
I used to think I didn't like sun-dried tomatoes, but in the tuna salad, they just give it a really good flavor & aren't overpowering.
MORE CANNED TUNA RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE:
- Greek Tuna Salad
- Sesame Tuna Burger
- Southwest Tuna Wraps
- Caprese Tuna Salad
- Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado
Sun-dried Tomato Tuna Salad Stuffed Eggs
- Slice hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise.
- In a medium bowl, mash egg yolks. Stir in vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, salt, and olive oil.
- Stir in tuna and basil.
- Fill each of the egg white halves with the tuna mixture. Serve with extra chopped basil if desired.
*Do not drain oil from tomatoes; for sun-dried tomatoes not packed in oil, add an extra 1-2 teaspoon olive oil.