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Italian Rice Salad with Tuna on a blue plate with tuna pouches on a side

Italian Rice Salad with Tuna (Insalata di Riso)

Course: Healthy lunch, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Edyta
It's a very healthy, light and refreshing meal, which is sure to satisfy. Fresh summer produce, like tomatoes, peppers and corn, combine with this amazing Albacore tuna rice to create a perfect healthy and light summer meal.
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  • 2 cups of Cooked Long-Grain Rice, left to cool
  • 3 pouches Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna in Water No Salt Added
  • 1/2 Red Pepper, diced
  • 1 cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn, cooked or canned
  • 1/2 cup Olives, assorted, cut in half
  • 3 tbsp Pine Nuts, roasted
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, fresh, cut up into bite sizes
  • 1/2 cup Marinated Artichokes, cut in quarters
  • 3 tbsp Parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped. More on side for decoration


  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, small or 1 large, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add rice, tuna, peppers, tomatoes, corn, olives, pine nuts, mozzarella cheese, artichokes, parsley and basil into a large bowl and mix together;
  • Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper to a small bowl and mix well;
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well;
  • Transfer the salad onto a serving plate and serve. Decorate serving plate with additional basil leaves. Enjoy!


  • I used Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna in Water, No Salt Added as I like to control the level of salt added to this recipe, but you are welcome to use Blue Harbor Albacore Tuna in Water, with Touch of Sea Salt;
  • I used Long Grain Rice but you can use any rice you have or like;
  • You can add other ingredients like: peas, beans, capers, sun-dried tomatoes etc., or you can omit those that you don’t like.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.2mg