Chimichurri Tuna Salad

With store-bought chimichurri sauce, brown rice and quinoa, this zesty tuna salad makes a satisfying meal that only takes minutes to prepare.

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Chimichurri Tuna Salad

Cooking time PREP TIME 4 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 min
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
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PREP TIME 4 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • 1 pouch or can (3 oz) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp prepared chimichurri sauce
  • salt and black pepper, to taste


  • All you need are 5 minutes, 5 key ingredients, and 1 microwave for a quick and delicious lunch bowl! For more whole grains in every bite, prepare this dish with a blend of Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice and quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Mix together rice and quinoa, tuna, avocado and cherry tomatoes in a small bowl.

    Step 3

  • Drizzle with chimichurri sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

    Recipe Tip

    Switch up the flavor in this dish by using canned salmon or crab here, instead of tuna.

5-Ingredient Meal

All you need are a few ingredients to prepare this flavorful rice bowl. Simply mix together our brown rice and quinoa grain blend, tuna, cherry tomatoes and avocado, then drizzle everything with chimichurri sauce. While essentials like salt, pepper and oil are not included, the beauty of making meals with 5 key ingredients or less, is that you can make hassle-free dishes in no time! For another dish with just a handful of ingredients, follow our guide on how to make egg fried rice.

Build Your Own Bowl

By stocking up on kitchen essentials, like canned tuna and Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, you’re always just a few steps away from a tasty meal, any time of day — whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack.

Always make sure to include 5 ingredients, a grain, veggies, fats, protein and add-ins, and you’re set for a complete meal. Using this No Recipe Recipe example, it’s always easy to create a delicious, complete meal. For this salad, we’ve used a blend of brown rice and quinoa (grain), avocado (fats), tomato (veggies), tuna (protein) and chimichurri sauce (add-in). Eating well doesn’t get much easier than that!

While you might have some favorites, our go-to add-ins include chimichurri sauce, tomato sauce, salsa, hummus, nuts, cheese and more.

Browse more ideas that you can make using your microwave, oven or kitchen gadgets like Instant Pot Recipes with Chicken and Rice  Try our rice and chicken dish!

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