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Tex-Mex Tuna Salad

Tex-Mex Tuna Salad

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This is a great recipe for tuna fish tacos.

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  • Calories:
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 18.2 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 445 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, olives, green onions and celery; toss together.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the salsa, sour cream and cumin. Pour over tuna mixture; lightly toss to mix.
  3. Line taco shells with shredded lettuce and spoon tuna mixture into shells. Drizzle with additional salsa or top with additional sour cream if desired.
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I was soooo leary about this recipe and I was more than thrilled with the results!! I thought that these were a great way to prepare a taco! I have made them at least three times in one week, because I find myself craving them. I tried them with canned chicken and that just wasn't as good as the tuna. Great mix of flavors, I have also subbed black beans for the olives with great results. I did sub green leaf lettuce for the iceburg, and used ortega boxed corn shells but other than that gung ho! Thanks John, so very much!


I love recipes that other reviews say they were scared to try but did and it was great. --Stay scared---I don't know what to say. This wasn't inedible but wasn't good. No one in my family really liked this. We used our favoirte salsa but this still lacked something. This might be okay on a hot hot day when you want something light. This wasn't filling nor was it good.


I work at a hospital and we made this salad to sell in the cafe' and wow people really loved it! We did the tuna mix is a cold salad served on chips (more like a tuna taco salad). This salad has great flavor! We have added it our menue!