Sunday, 25 May 2014

Layered Tuna Salad

Layered Tuna Salad by Carole's Chatter
This Layered Tuna Salad was fun to plan and put together – and tasted fab too! A win win win!
I think this is the first dish I have planned out on paper before starting!
These were the layers – starting from the bottom of the salad and working the way up to the top.  I seasoned each layer as I went. 

Layer 1 – this was the thickest layer – a bed of lettuce broken up into bite sized pieces – it would have also been good shredded.
Layer 2 – a red and crunchy layer made up of chopped red bell pepper (capsicum) and radish.
Layer 3 – green and crunchy chopped cornichons (little pickled cucumbers) that would be nice next to the tuna.
Layer 4 – one can of tuna, drained of its water 
Layer 5 – a seasoning layer with alternating dobs of mayonnaise and chilli capsicum jelly along with a small amount of finely chopped red onion.
Layer 6 – Slices of perfectly ripe avocado (which had a squeeze of lemon juice over them to keep the colour bright green)
Layer 7 – A yellow layer of corn kernels (pre-cooked) and chopped yellow bell pepper (capsicum)
Layer 8 – A final red layer around the edges of the top, letting some of the yellow layer show on top of tomato and finely chopped fresh red chilli.
Once I had planned the layers I prepped all the ingredients before assembling the salad.  I have an admission to make – I tried to make sure 2 sides of the salad and the top looked pretty but didn't worry too much about the bits that wouldn't show in a photo!
Layered Tuna Salad by Carole's Chatter
Just before serving add a splash of your favourite salad dressing on top – you don't need too much because of the mayo layer.  I used a Caesar dressing.  It is really important to season each layer as you go – particularly the avocado one.


  1. What a nice idea! Perfect for warm summer days.

  2. Pretty, easy, and like, Jama said, perfect for summer! And Ha! on making sure you got a good photo.

  3. This looks beautiful and tasty!

  4. That looks like a great salad. I'm totally impressed with how well you thought it all out, and I did have to laugh at you making two sides and the top look beautiful for the photo :-)

  5. That is a lovely way to serve a salad. Such a nice change from one that is already tossed.

  6. Your salad is filled with so many colors and textures. It may have been fun to make, but I think it would be fun to eat too. Thanks for sharing, Carole.

  7. That looks absolutely delicious, Carole. What a great way to clean out the bits of this and that in the fridge, too! Thanks for sharing at Real Food Fridays!

  8. What a great dish for a summer picnic and so many healthy vegetables. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop!

  9. Hi Carole,
    What a great Tuna Salad, we will love this salad. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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