Orzo Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

The Lunchtime Tuna and Tomato Orzo
The Lunchtime Tuna and Tomato Orzo
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Adjust Servings:
¾ cup Orzo pasta or whole wheat orzo, uncooked
4 large Tomatoes sliced
16 small fresh Basil leaves
1 pouch (11 ounces) light Can of tuna in water
1 cup cubed part-skim Mozzarella
3 tbsp Basil minced fresh
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
⅛ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Black pepper

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Orzo Tuna Salad with Tomatoes


In this Orzo Tuna Salad with Tomatoes recipe, I use whole wheat orzo pasta when I want to help lower my calorie intake. But sometimes I prefer to use normal, white floured orzo for a hearty lunch.

A simple lunchtime meal that can be prepared in just minutes and ensures a nutritionally balance and extremely tasty, healthy meal for you and anyone you wish to share it with!

To make Orzo Tuna Salad with Tomatoes, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Orzo Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

Steps to make Orzo Tuna Salad with Tomatoes


Cook orzo

Cook ¾ cups of orzo pasta according to package instructions.


Arrange tomatoes and basil

On serving plates, arrange 4 large tomatoes that have been sliced and place a whole basil leaf on top of each.


Drain and rinse orzo

Once cooked, drain and rinse the orzo pasta and transfer to a large mixing bowl.


Prepare salad

Mix in 1 pouch of tuna, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 3 tablespoons of fresh, minced basil and combine.


Prepare dressing

In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, ⅛ teaspoon of salt and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper until well combined. Drizzle over salad and toss to combine.



Portion spoonfuls of the dressed salad over the tomato and basil slices to serve. Enjoy!

Yes, yes and yes again to this Orzo Tuna Salad with Tomatoes. It’s like a mix of a tuna salad and caprese salad in one, so why not! Let us know what you think of the combination and tag #cookmerecipes online when you try out our recipes!

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Recipe Reviews

Average Rating:
Total Reviews: 13
Amora Porowski

Going to be making this twice every week to take with me to the gym it taste just as refreshing as it looks and takes up no time at all.

Harlee Precourt

Delicious and easy to perfect this orzo tuna salad, loved every bite.

Briar Dibitetto

Great even cold thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us, it's amazing.

Maren Lepre

Added some sundried tomatos and put this in a taco wrap instead of on some tomatos cause I don't like tomato juice.

Carlie Deviney

Love me some Italian food and this orzo tuna salad is the BOMB!

Holland Shusterman

This is absolutely DELICIOUS! and extremely affordable to make, I'll be making it again for sure.

Dalia Dailey

Very light meal so I recommend only making this for a snack or lunch time instead of dinner.

Reign Axelsson

Me and my husband love this salad just as much as the penne and tuna though leaning towards this one more so far.

Alaysia Geagan

It's not the most filling meal but it's great for a day of workout or when you're just not that hungry haha.

Neveah Newhauser

Very tasty! It's got a lot of great spices and next time I'm going to add some crunchy garlic bread crumbs.

Rilynn Breazeale

Brought it in to work for lunch very filling, wonderful dish that gave me a lot of leftovers.

Adrienne Lauf

I made this with some brown jasmine rice intead of orzo because the first time when I made it with orzo it just wasn't as flavorful but the rice really soaks the spices in.


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