Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a Tuna Rice Salad that I like on a bed of shredded lettuce or lettuce leaves for a warm summer lunch or dinner. I have also used it for a side dish at cookouts. Great for the non-meat eaters. You can add additional chopped veggies in if you want. Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup brown rice (cook according to package and cooled)
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 12 cup olive, sliced (Salad style, drained)
  • 12 cup carrot, grated
  • Dressing

  • 1 (1 ounce) package salad dressing mix, dry (good seasons or store brand works fine)
  • 14 cup white vinegar
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons water


  1. Cook Brn. Rice according to package and cool. Add tuna, garbanzo beans, olives and carrots together. Add dressing and toss together.
  2. Chill well and serve over shredded lettuce or lettuce leaves for main dish, or just as a side dish.
Most Helpful

I like tuna and I like the ingredients used in the recipe. I couldn't get past the taste of the garbanso beans. They taste meally to me. I think it is my personal taste. I had to add some other vegies to the salad.

Montana Heart Song November 08, 2010

I really love the simplicity of this salad and the flavor it delivers. I'm so glad I chose to make this as something I can brown bag for a satisfying lunch at work as well as a side at dinner. I was out of black olives (my DH's first choice) and used kalamata to great effect. Made for the Dining on a Dollar cooking contest, so good luck to you!

mersaydees November 08, 2010

This was one of my favorite discoveries during the Dining on a Dollar contest. Although the recipe has few ingredients it delivers on flavor & turns a can of tuna into satisfing meal. I sampled the recipe and then stirred in some chopped tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro left over from a taco bar meal. The additional color of the veggies was welcome in the salad, but almost anything could be added successfully. I served on romaine. Thank you for your entry & good luck!

Susie D November 07, 2010