Green Goddess Tuna Quinoa Salad

Tuna quinoa salad packed with protein, fresh spring veggies and a green goddess avocado dressing. Delicious and so easy to make!

Original recipe courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen.

Total Time 4 Servings

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Judy S.
Del Norte, Colorado

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Nancy W.
Fort Collins, Colorado

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Suzanne S.
Utica, New York

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Natalie R.

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Dia C.
San Antonio, Texas

Love it. Best tuna that we can get in the U.S. Closest thing to the freshness of the tuna we bring back from Italy.

Janice M.
Waterbury, Connecticut


  • 1 cup uncooked tri-colored quinoa
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • ⅔ cup thawed green peas
  • 1 (5 oz) EZ-Open can of Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil


  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. First cook the quinoa: Add 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Once water is boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and allow quinoa to cook for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to a large bowl to allow to cool.
  2. Next make the dressing by adding avocado, greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, basil, cilantro and salt and pepper to a blender or food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. Add veggies to quinoa along with dressing, peas and flaked yellowfin tuna. Stir well, then taste and adjust seasonings as necessary, including adding more salt and pepper.
  4. Finish by garnishing with extra veggies, tomato and cilantro or basil.

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Welcome to Ambitious Kitchen. Most of the food I create is geared towards those with active, healthy lifestyles. You’ll find plenty of good-for-you meals to share with your family, friends, and recipes the love in your life will adore. I like to get creative, using unique ingredients and pairing different flavor combinations.