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Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe
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Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe

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“In spite of a long list of ingredients, this salad is very quick to prepare.” You’ll love the fresh flavors. —Renee Nash, Snoqualmie, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) albacore white tuna in water
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta or blue cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups tuna salad with 1 cup shredded lettuce (calculated without cheese) equals 282 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 682 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, celery, red pepper and green onions. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, mustard, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat. Gently stir in tuna.
  2. Serve over lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Tuna Salad in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p15

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups tuna salad with 1 cup shredded lettuce (calculated without cheese) equals 282 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 682 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

Delicious...Made this morning to take to work. The difference was I threw in the lettuce. Instead of serving it over lettuce. I used black beans & I used 2 cans of Tuna fish . Very flavorful, Loved that there is a recipe out their that doesn't call for mayo. If one eats MORE Mediiterranean food they would be a lot healthier! Yummo

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

This is a really tasty, versatile salad (I was surprised!). I prepare it w/out feta; if I serve it as a salad, I add the feta then. Otherwise, I mash the chickpeas and add a bit of mayonnaise to make a spread for sandwiches and crackers.

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

Delicious! I added a small finely chopped jalepeno pepper (without seeds) and used fresh basil.

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

Awesome, healthier alternative to traditional tuna salad. Only changes I made omitting the cheese and substituted roasted red peppers for the red pepper since I was out of peppers. Definitely make again.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

Made this exactly as written, and tried it with and without the blue cheese. Either way, I did not care for the balsamic vinegar in the dressing.

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