Tossed Tuna Salad Recipe

We have paired this Tuna Salad recipe with the Lemon French Dressing. The two go great together and makes for a light and healthy side dish or even the main course. Tuna is a great, healthy protein that really adds to this tossed salad.

As with all recipes on this site, we've included the nutrition information and Weight Watchers Points. The SmartPoints are based on their original method and now the FreeStyle plan.

So if you are free styling your diet, the tuna is a zero point item for this recipe.

tossed tuna salad

Tossed Tuna Salad Recipe

Below is the recipe for the salad and the dressing. Each set of ingredients and directions are separate, so if you only want one or the other, you can do that easily. You can add more veggies to the salad to make it personalized for you.

Recipe Type:

Salad, Side Dish, Main Dish

Degree of Difficulty:

Very Easy

Ingredients for Salad

  • 2 Tomatoes, medium
  • 8 Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 oz Chunk white tuna
  • 1 Tbsp Green onion chopped
  • 2 tsp Parsley chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Sesame seeds

Ingredients for Dressing

  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp water
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Directions for Salad

  1. In salad bowl, combine tomatoes, lettuce, tuna and onions.
  2. Prepare Lemon French Dressing per instructions below.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley and sesame seeds.

Directions for Dressing

  • In a small bowl, combine oil and mustard and whip until creamy.
  • Add lemon juice, vinegar, water, salt and pepper.
  • Stir to combine.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: n/a minutes

Nutrition Facts for Tuna Salad Recipe

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition for Salad

Tuna Salad
Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 2
Serving Size 1 salad
Calories 221
Total Fat 11.3g
      Sat Fat 1.8g
Cholesterol 23.8mg
Sodium 232.7mg
Total Carbohydrates 13.5g
      Fiber 6.2g
      Sugar 5g
Protein 19.3g

Lemon French Dressing
Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 2
Serving Size n/a
Calories 43
Total Fat 4.6g
      Sat Fat <1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 161.6mg
Total Carbohydrates <1g
      Fiber <1g
      Sugar <1g
Protein <1g

Weight Watchers Points - Salad Only

3 pts
4 pts
5 pts
4 pts

The FreeStyle SmartPoints do not include the veggies or the tuna (packed in water). The other points do not include the veggies.

Weight Watchers Points - Dressing Only

For all Weight Watchers plan (original, plus and SmartPoints) the dressing is only 1 point.


To save on some calories and points, you can skip the sesame seeds for this salad recipe.

If you prefer another dressing, try this creamy garlic dressing instead.

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