Summer tuna salad for dogs

tuna salad for dogs

On hot Summer days one of my favorite meals is my tuna salad for dogs. We use either fresh tuna (watch the bones) or canned tuna in oil.  It is a total treat that I get in moderation. Our mixture of tuna, peas, apples with whole spelt pasta is blended in a very yummy carrot yogurt dressing.

Can dogs eat tuna?

My vet has recommended that I have tuna every so often, it is especially good for dogs who have skin allergies to improve coat condition and also really healthy for older dogs with joint problems. I would suggest that you check with your vet in regards to your dogs dietary needs.

Prep time:1 5 minutes   Cooking time : 10-15 minutes    Makes about 2 liters (81/2 cups)


  • 1 kg (2.2 lb) Fresh or canned tuna in oil
  • 2 cups of whole spelt pasta
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 180 g (6 oz and a bit) yogurt
  • fresh mint or parsley


  1. For fresh tuna, bake at 180° (350°) for about 10-15 minutes. It should flake easily. Set aside to cool and remove bones. If using canned tuna, keep the oil, do not drain.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Peel, core and slice apples and cook to soften.
  4. pour hot water from apples onto peas to soften.
  5. Slice and cook carrots until soften.
  6. In blender add cooked carrots and yogurt and blend till smooth.
  7. Mix and fold together the tuna, apples, peas, pasta with carrot yogurt puree.
  8. Serve with fresh mint or parsley.


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