Tuna Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

by Alli

Tuna Fruit Salad is sponsored by Tonnino Gourmet Tuna. All opinions are my own. 

Tuna Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing is full of colorful fruits and tossed with a creamy yogurt dressing. It’s the perfect salad for spring and summer. 

Tuna Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

During the summer months, I like to serve salads that are light and fresh. It’s a bonus if they have fruit and yogurt in the mix. Tuna Fruit Salad is perfect for lunch or for a light dinner. 

It’s way too hot in my South Carolina kitchen to turn on the stove, so this is my go-to recipe for a light lunch.

Tuna Fruit Salad

Ingredients for Tuna Salad

In a large bowl, stir together vanilla Greek yogurt and orange peel. Add peeled and sectioned oranges, honeydew melon, halved strawberries and green onions. 

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt

Toss gently to coat. Add drained and flaked tuna. Cover and chill for 2-4 hours.

Mix Tuna with Fruit and Yogurt

I like to serve this tuna fruit salad on lettuce leaves. Sprinkle the salads with toasted pecans before serving.

How to Make Tuna Fruit Salad

How to Toast Pecans

Toast the pecans in a dry skillet over medium heat. Shake the pan or stir the nuts occasionally until lightly browned and aromatic – about 5 minutes

Tuna Is Good For You

When it comes to tuna, I prefer Tonnino Gourmet Tuna®. Tonnino Tuna is the leader of the finest cuts of wild-caught yellowfin tuna.

TonNino Tuna for salad

I love that Gourmet Tonnino Tuna Fillets are 100% yellowfin tuna, low-mercury, dolphin-safe, and wild-caught.

Plus, a serving of tuna contains less than 1 gram of fat and is less than 100 calories. 

Tuna is a good source of protein and is also good for our hearts. Plus, studies have shown that tuna is loaded with vitamins and minerals and helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. 

Fruit Substitutes 

If you don’t have time or inclination to segment the oranges, substitute an 11-ounce can of drained mandarin oranges. You can substitute the honeydew with cantaloupe or buy already cubed fruit in the produce or deli area of your local grocery store. 

You can also use a melon baller instead of cubing the honeydew. I have a melon baller that has two different size ballers on each end. I use the small one for the honeydew melon. 

Make sure you drain the tuna well. Also, pat all the fruit dry with a paper towel before making this salad. 

How To Store Leftovers

This salad is best served the same day you make it. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. It tends to get watery the second day because of the fresh fruit. 

Tuna Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

Tuna Fruit Salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Gourmet tuna is tossed with colorful fruit and a Greek yogurt dressing and chilled for 2-4 hours. Serve on lettuce leaves.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) carton Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed honeydew melon
  • 2 Tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1-1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 jar Tonnino Tuna Fillets with Lemon & Pepper, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the yogurt and orange zest. Add orange sections, honeydew, strawberries and green onions. Toss gently to coat.
  2. Add tuna. Toss gently. Cover and chill for 2-4 hours.
  3. Place a lettuce leaf on each salad plate. Spoon tuna fruit salad onto the lettuce leaf. Sprinkle salads with toasted pecans.

Notes

You can substitute an 11-ounce can of drained mandarin oranges for the two fresh, segmented oranges. Also, I pat all the fruit dry before mixing with the Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 123Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 7mgSodium 61mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 3gSugar 12gProtein 8g

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20 comments

Jeanette June 19, 2019 - 8:08 am

That looks delicious! It’s refreshing and healthy. I think this is definitely a great lunch idea.

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Heather June 19, 2019 - 9:21 am

I would never have though to combine tuna with sweet fruit. It’s definitely weight watchers friendly.

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cait June 19, 2019 - 10:48 am

that is an amazing idea to have a yogurt dressing with this to make it a little sweeter and perfect for weight watchers- sharing with all my friends now!

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Rena June 19, 2019 - 1:34 pm

I’ve never been a big fan of tuna. I have to admit though this looks amazing.

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Theresa June 19, 2019 - 2:49 pm

I’ve never had a fruit salad like this before, but now I’m intrigued. It sounds like a great, light meal option for summertime!

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy June 19, 2019 - 4:26 pm

I’ve never had a tuna salad with fruit inside but I’m totally intrigued. This sounds quite delicious!!

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Tasheena June 19, 2019 - 4:52 pm

I would have never though to put these flavors together. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

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Glamamom June 19, 2019 - 5:24 pm

These look so light and crisp. Perfect for summer entertaining. I am adding to my recipe list. Happy Summer!

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Pam June 19, 2019 - 9:33 pm

I love using Greek yogurt in salads like this. It has such a nice, refreshing taste. Perfect for summer.

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Ricci June 20, 2019 - 12:23 am

I LOVE tuna salad in the summer months! I need to try your recipe ASAP to switch it up!

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Ruth I June 20, 2019 - 5:06 am

This is a healthy and yummy dish! I’d love to try this, so perfect in our weather!

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Terri Steffes June 20, 2019 - 8:35 am

Mmmm! I think this would be awesome for a girls night in! That fruit!!

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Lynndee June 20, 2019 - 10:52 am

Tuna is one of my faves and I love fruit salad too, but I have never tried them all mixed together. Looks good!

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Heather June 20, 2019 - 11:09 am

This looks like a great recipe! I have never been a big fan of tuna but this looks good! I can’t wait to try it.

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Rachel June 20, 2019 - 11:46 am

Tuna salad is one of my favorites. I haven’t added fruit to it before.

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Catalina June 20, 2019 - 4:54 pm

This flavor combo it’s so interesting! I should try it for dinner tonight!

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Beth Patterson June 20, 2019 - 7:58 pm

Tuna and fruit is a new combination for me. My inner 5 year old is unsure about it, but I think it could be fantastic.

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Kasey June 20, 2019 - 9:50 pm

I never thought to mix Tuna and fruit! This looks so good! Perfect for the summer

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Rika June 21, 2019 - 12:53 am

My family loves Tuna salad! I really love this recipe, looks so healthy and light!

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Mother of 3 June 21, 2019 - 4:11 pm

That sounds so good and even though I’m on Weight Watchers this would be hardly any points! Pinned.

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