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Tuna Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad made with seared tuna steaks, juicy and sweet cherry tomatoes, salty olives and crunchy cucumber. It's tossed with a simple and easy dressing and homemade croutons. The salad can be prepped ahead making it perfect for lunch on the go or a light dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 479kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 2 Tuna steaks 300g
  • 2 ½ cups Tomatoes cut in half (300g)
  • ½ Red onion finely sliced
  • 1 cup Cucumber finely sliced (150g)
  • 1 cup Olives mixed (150g)
  • 7 oz Ciabatta bread cut into cubes (200g)
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan freshly grated
  • 1 tbso fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 5 tablespoon Olive oil extra virgin
  • Salt and pepper to season


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400F/200C. Place the cubed ciabatta bread on a baking sheet and spinkle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan and a small pinch of salt and pepper. Toast in the oven for 10 minutes until crisp.
  • Drizzle the tuna steak in around 1 teaspoon of olive oil just to lightly coat and spinkle with a small pinch of salt and pepper. Place on a hot griddle pan for 2 minutes each side, it should still be pink in the middle. Remove and cut into slices.
  • Place the tomatoes, onion, cucumber, olives, basil and parsley in a large bowl then add the croutons and slices of tuna.
  • Whisk the olive oil and vinegar in a small bowl then pour over the salad ingredients, toss the salad to combine. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes then serve.



  • Make sure to use the freshest tuna possible and from a sustainable source
  • If you can't get ahold of tuna steaks you can use canned tuna
  • I like to let the salad sit for a few minutes so the dressing soaks into the croutons and all the flavours get a chance to develop
  • Make sure to cut the onion as thin as possible so you don't get a pungent onion taste
  • You can store this salad in the fridge for up to 2 days


Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 831mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3135IU | Vitamin C: 19.7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.7mg