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Tuna Cobb Salad

May 7, 2018 (Last Updated: February 18, 2019)

A lightened-up version of a traditional Cobb salad with tuna and a vinaigrette dressing.

Tracking PixelTuna Cobb Salad was sponsored by Bella Portofino Tuna, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support Beyond the Chicken Coop 

Tuna cobb salad made with fresh veggies, hard boiled eggs, and tuna.

We are full on in spring with summer just around the corner! Did you know May is Mediterranean Diet Month? Yep! I’m not one to normally be concerned about things like that, but as the weather gets warmer I just seem to eat a bit healthier! I love salads, and I love Cobb salads. It’s only natural that I craved a healthier Cobb salad. This Tuna Cobb Salad is my new go-to salad! 

Cobb salad made with tuna and topped with a light vinaigrette dressing

I made this salad using Bella Portofino Italian style albacore tuna. It’s hand selected and packed in extra virgin olive oil with a touch of sea salt. That’s it! This tuna has amazing taste, but that’s not all –  it’s also caught in the wild. You can feel good about eating this tuna!

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I have to admit, usually when I think of canned tuna, I think of tuna salad sandwiches. I love tuna salad sandwiches, but I’ve decided to branch out a bit and try this tuna in a different way. Once I made this salad, I simply popped open a can of tuna, drained off the extra virgin olive oil and added the chunks of tuna right on top of the salad. I drizzled on a homemade vinaigrette and took a bite!  Can you say YUM? I did!

Vinaigrette dressing made with dijon mustard and shallots.

I think I will stock my pantry and my office with Bella Portofino Tuna to have anytime I need a quick, delicious and nutritious lunch!

Portofino Tuna hand selected and packed with EVOO and sea salt.

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5 from 4 votes
Tuna cobb salad made with fresh veggies, hard boiled eggs, and tuna.
Tuna Cobb Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Lightened version of a traditional Cobb Salad made with tuna and a light vinaigrette. 

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: cobb salad, cobb tuna salad
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Shallot minced
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Ground Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups Red Leaf Lettuce Chopped
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach
  • 4 Hard Boiled Eggs Quartered
  • 6 Radishes Sliced thin
  • Cucumber Peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup Grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives halved
  • 1/4 Red Onion Sliced thin
  • 1 Avocado Chopped
  • 1/4 cup sprouts
  • 1 can Bella Portofino Tuna
  1. Place olive oil, red wine vinegar, shallots and mustard, salt and pepper in a glass jar with a lid. Shake jar vigorously.  Set aside.

  1. In a large salad bowl place lettuce and spinach. 

  2. Add sprouts, hard boiled eggs, radishes, cucumbers, bacon, tomatoes, olives, onions, avocado and sprouts on top of greens.

  3. Open and drain Bella Portofino Tuna. Place chunked tuna in center of salad.

  4. Drizzle salad with prepared vinaigrette. Serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Tuna Cobb Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Potassium 473mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 68.1%
Vitamin C 11.5%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tuna Cobb Salad was sponsored by Bella Portofino Tuna, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support Beyond the Chicken Coop


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  • Reply
    Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    May 12, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    This looks incredible! I don’t even like tuna, and I want that!

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      It’s amazingly delicious!

  • Reply
    May 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I remember the first time I had canned tuna. I was 24, had just moved to Malta and I spent about ten months living on canned tuna, cornflakes with milk and bread with Irish butter. Not to forget the alcohol… Those were the times. 🙂 Your salad looks delicious, I would love some.

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Sounds like great time! Canned tuna is still amazing…especially when packed in extra virgin olive oil! It’s time to give it a try again.

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    May 8, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Oh my! This is one beautiful salad, Kathy! Love the spin with tuna (which I always have on hand). Definitely have to get this one on the menu soon! Extra avocado for me please 😉

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      You’re going to love it! Extra avocado is totally doable!

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    David @ Spiced
    May 8, 2018 at 4:44 am

    What a fun twist to take a Cobb salad and top it with chunks of tuna! Like you, I always think of tuna fish sandwiches whenever I see a can of tuna. While I do love a good tuna fish sandwich (and I’m sure I’ll start craving one after reading this post), I’m intrigued by the Cobb salad idea. I definitely need to give this a shot! And that Bella Portofino tuna sounds delicious…you had me at Italian! 🙂

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      You’ve got to give it a try! The olive oil is amazing with the tuna…just adds a little extra something!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    May 7, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Yes! Thanks for sharing that Kathy! I love tuna salad sandwiches, but this is a great change up!

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      It’s such a great way to change up tuna! It really is a delicious salad.

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    May 7, 2018 at 7:46 am

    I didn’t know that May is Mediterranean Diet Month… Thank you for sharing that fact! Makes perfect sense; and it makes perfect sense that we’d kick it off with this gorgeous salad! 🙂

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      It is! Don’t you think we should travel to the Mediterranean to totally experience all the wonderful foods? 🙂

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