Mexican Tuna Shaker Salad w/ Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Mexican Tuna Shaker Salad w/ Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing
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  • Recipe Yield: 20


  • 1 qt 1 cup Corn, frozen
  • 1 qt 1 cup Beans, black, low sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 26 oz Lettuce, romaine, EP
  • 30 oz Tomatoes, cherry
  • 2 oz Cilantro, EP
  • 1 qt 1 cup Dressing, ranch, school made, reduced sodium
  • 1 StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water, low sodium, 43 oz pouch


  • Thaw corn overnight in refrigerator. Note: 1 qt 1 c weighs approximately 1 lb 12 oz.
  • Drain and rinse canned black beans. Note: 1 qt 1 c weighs approximately 1 lb 11 oz. Set aside.
  • Shred lettuce. Cut romaine head in half lengthwise through root end of lettuce. Rinse both halves thoroughly. Make 1 lengthwise cut leaving each root half intact, then cut across to make 1/4” strips. Rinse cut romaine under running water and drain well
  • Weigh, then rinse cherry tomatoes under running water. Drain well in a colander. Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Set aside.
  • Rinse cilantro under running water and drain in a colander. Further dry cilantro by rolling in a disposable paper towel. Set aside.
  • Prepare the dressing. For ideal color, blend ranch dressing and cilantro together until smooth. Alternatively, finely chop cilantro and mix into dressing.
  • Prior to assembly, place undrained tuna in pan. Crumble into smaller pieces using fresh gloved hands.
  • Layer the ingredients in a 20 oz shaker salad cup in the following order: ¼ cup drained and rinsed black beans ¼ cup corn ¼ cup halved cherry tomatoes 1 cup romaine 2 oz tuna (packed #16 disher)
  • Place the 4 oz insert over the salad. Place the filled 2 oz dressing cup on top of the 4 oz insert, and then cover with domed lid. Serve with 2 oz grain of choice.
Servings Per Container: 20 Serving Size: 1 each
Amount Per Serving DV%*
Calories 352
Total Fat 21.53g
Saturated Fat 3.26g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 38.55mg
Sodium 278.38mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.74g
Dietary Fiber 6.42g
Protein 21.48g

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.