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Tommy The Fishmonger’s Portuguese Tuna Salad

Move over mayo! At Catalina Offshore Products fish market, Tommy Gomes makes his popular Portuguese tuna salad using fresh, steamed tuna and tangy red wine vinegar. Now you can replicate the deliciousness at home using our brand of canned tuna!

Portuguese Tuna Salad Recipe
Photo Credit: Catalina Offshore Products.


  • 1 (6 oz) can Catalina’s Choice Solid Pack Tuna in Olive Oil (don’t drain)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced or sliced to your preference
  • 1 Tbsp. diced yellow bell peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. capers
  • 1/2 Tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt &  pepper to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. In a bowl mix together tuna, vinegar, onion, bell pepper, capers and garlic and onion powders.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and additional olive oil to taste.
  3. Serve with crackers or vegetables, or use for a sandwich filling. To make the best tuna melt ever (Tommy is known for his), use a high quality sourdough and sliced swiss or sharp white cheddar.
  4. Salad may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Hint: it gets better as it marinates!


Catalina’s Choice Solid Pack Canned Tuna in Olive Oil

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