Albacore Tuna Bowl – Healthy Kids Cookoff

Albacore Tuna Bowl Recipe

The Healthy Kids Cookoff is contest program from the City of St. Louis Department of Health which promotes a healthier lifestyle by submitting your family's recipe to the Healthy Kids Cook-Off Contest. This is one of the 3 winners from the 2016 Healthy Kids Cookoff. For more info and all recipe submissions, go to

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and cooled red quinoa
  • 1 5-ounce can Genova Wild Caught Albacore Tuna (don't drain)
  • 1 hard cooked egg, halved
  • 1/4 yellow pepper, cut in strips
  • 1/4 cup shredded raw red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup drained and rinsed garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1/2 hot red pepper (or jalapeno) thinly sliced
  • black sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put the quinoa into a small bowl.
  2. Remove the tuna from the can and place it in the middle of the bowl. There's no need to drain the tuna since it's packed in olive oil.
  3. Arrange the rest of the ingredients around the edges of the bowl.
  4. Whisk together the last four ingredients (the amounts above are for one salad for the dressing) and drizzle over everything.