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tuna rice salad with sauteed veggies
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Colorful Summer-like Tuna Rice Salad

The tuna rice salad is the summer dish par excellence, it is fresh, light, and full of appetizing condiments. It is a versatile dish to customize according to your taste, as long as they are colorful and tasty. You can have fun playing and always blend new combinations using different ingredients to find your perfect summer-like tuna salad. 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: arugula salad, Avocado Tuna Salad, cold salad, italian salad, rice salad, summer salad, tuna rice salad
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 405kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup canned tuna
  • 2 medium bell peppers red and yellow or orange
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3.5 oz pickled capers
  • 3.5 oz green olives sliced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 handful fresh parsley


  • Boil the rice according to package instruction
  • When cooked, rinse the rice under running cold water and set aside
  • Peel the onion, carrots and bell peppers. Slice them equally
  • Saute the veggies with olive oil for 5 minutes on high heat. Set aside to cool
  • Place the rice in a big bowl, add the sauteed veggies with its juices and mix
  • Add the capers and the sliced green olives, mix
  • Chop and add the fresh parsley
  • Season with salt, ground pepper, and olive oil
  • Mix well and let everything blend well for about 10 minutes prior to serving


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4218IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg