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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

A delicious healthy lunch doesn’t have to be boring. This Mediterranean Tuna salad that is paleo and low carb is a great way to change it up. It’s a fairly inexpensive meal filled with healthy options to keep you feeling fuller longer. Don’t want it in a salad? Try it in a lettuce wrap, as a dip or on pita bread! The best part about this recipe is that there is no cooking involved and it only takes 10 minutes to make. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

2 5 oz. cans Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, drained
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 avocado, chopped
1/4 cup black olives, quartered
1/2 cup cucumber, seeds removed, cubed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (+ extra for garnish)
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Himalayan pink salt
Garlic pepper

Directions

Add drained tuna, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, black olives, cucumber and fresh parsley to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add Greek yogurt, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.

how to make Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Pour the yogurt sauce into the tuna mixture and stir to completely coat the ingredients. Season with salt and garlic pepper, taste and add more as needed. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve chilled.

How to Make Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 5 oz. cans Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, drained
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, quartered
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, seeds removed, cubed
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (+ extra for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Garlic pepper

Instructions

    1. Add drained tuna, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, black olives, cucumber and fresh parsley to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add Greek yogurt, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
    2. Pour the yogurt sauce into the tuna mixture and stir to completely coat the ingredients. Season with salt and garlic pepper, taste and add more as needed. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve chilled.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 600mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 31g

Is tuna on the Mediterranean diet?

Yes, it is and is rich in protein and omega-3 with low calories and low fat making it a perfect food option for the Mediterranean diet.

Is tuna salad healthy for you?

Yes, it can be healthy for you as long as you leave out the unhealthy stuff such as mayo because that can make the calories and fat add up. Only add healthy ingredients to the tuna salad such as avocados, greek yogurt, tomatoes, olives, etc.

Is canned tuna healthy?

Tuna is a great source of protein and omega-3 whether it comes from a can or a pouch. The amount you get of these nutrients will depend on the serving size.

If you’re looking for some more healthy salads, check out these recipes!

Keto Tuna Salad Lettuce Boats

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chef Salad in a Jar

Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad

Mexican Street Corn Macaroni Salad

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