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Creamy Balsamic Whole30 Tomato Tonato Salad SQUARE

Summer Tomato “Tonnato” Salad

3.07 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lbs mixed ripe tomatoes*
  • 2 tsp capers, drained
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and very thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (5-oz) cans Whole30-compatible tuna, drained and chunked
  • 3 to 4 tbsp WHOLE30 Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 tbsp black or white sesame seeds, toasted**
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, large leaves torn and small leaves left whole
  • Flaky salt, to taste (optional)


  • ON a large serving platter or in a large shallow bowl, combine tomatoes, capers, and chiles. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper; toss gently to combine.
  • TOP with tuna. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, basil, and a little bit of flaky salt if desired. Serve immediately.
  • *Note: For the prettiest salad, use a mix of tomato colors and types. Cut cherry, pear, or grape tomatoes in half. Cut large tomatoes in chunks or wedges.
  • **Toast sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. 
Keyword Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette, tomato, tuna
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