Tuna & caper panzanella

Tuna & caper panzanella

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Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 2
A quick no-cook salad that is a meal in itself. A great picnic or lunch dish for a summer's day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal463
  • fat31g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein77g
  • salt1.35g
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  • 3 slices ciabatta, preferably a day or two old
  • 4-5 tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1⁄2 cucumber
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • 200g can tuna



    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • 2 tsp caper, drained and roughly chopped
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Dip the bread briefly into cold water, then squeeze well and crumble into a bowl. Halve the tomatoes and squeeze out the seeds, then roughly chop the flesh. Chop the cucumber into small chunks.

  2. Add the tomato and cucumber to the bread, then tear in the basil leaves. Drain and flake the tuna into chunks, add to the bread with the capers, vinegar, oil and salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything well and serve.

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Lord Grim
13th Feb, 2020
This looks delicious and is going into my meal plan for next week. However, I want to check the protein level. 77g? 100g tinned tuna in springwater contains approx 25g protein, so where does the other 52g come from?
4th Nov, 2013
Seriously my favourite dish. I added some chopped red onion and red pepper to boost flavour. Soo so good. All the things I love in one. Yummy!!
7th Oct, 2013
Delicious! I added quarter of red onion and a red pepper for extra flavour. Such a quick tasty meal lunch and healthy too! Will definitely be making again!
9th Sep, 2012
delicious - great salad for the Summer
7th Feb, 2011
This is really tasty. I add green & red peppers and purple onion. The flavours really compliment each other. Best served cold as this lets the flavours all marinate together. Yum
11th Apr, 2008
Added more capers for extra tang, delicious!
7th Apr, 2008
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