Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe

This Mediterranean tuna salad takes just minutes to put together: it’s a fast and flavorful lunch or healthy dinner!

We’re always looking for fast lunch and easy dinner ideas: and this one works for both. Introducing Mediterranean Tuna Salad! Combine canned tuna with crunchy vegetables, feta cheese, olive oil and a punch of Dijon mustard for the most flavorful salad to hit your plate! Serve it with crackers as an easy lunch, or over greens for a quick dinner with pita bread and olives. This one is so quick and versatile, it’s in our hall of fame of healthy meal ideas.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Yield: 2 large, or 4 sandwiches

INGREDIENTS For Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe

⭐1 red bell pepper, finely diced

⭐1 small shallot, minced

⭐1 cup chopped English cucumber (or standard cucumber, peeled)

⭐2 5-ounce cans white meat tuna

⭐3 tablespoons capers, drained

⭐2 tablespoon white wine vinegar

⭐1 tablespoon olive oil

⭐1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

⭐¼ teaspoon kosher salt

⭐2 tablespoons feta cheese crumbles (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS For Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe

⭐Prep the red pepper, shallot and English cucumber as noted above.

Drain the tuna and place it in a medium bowl: mash it lightly with a fork. Add the chopped vegetables, capers, white wine vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, feta (if using) and kosher salt and stir to combine. Taste and add more salt if desired. Stores up to 3 days refrigerated.

Ways to serve Mediterranean tuna salad

This Mediterranean tuna salad is great because it’s quick, healthy, and it’s super versatile! You can serve it as a sandwich or just in a bowl, with crackers, or as a gluten-free main dish. It works as a quick lunch or a super-fast dinner! Here are some ideas for ways to serve it:

Over greens: Place it over crunchy greens and it works as lunch or dinner; add some sliced tomatoes and hard boiled eggs for a heartier meal

Sandwich: Throw it onto bread: you can also use Mediterranean-style breads like focaccia, pita or flatbread

Lettuce wraps: Wrap it into lettuce leaves as a gluten-free main

Crackers: Serve with gluten-free nut crackers (we like Nut Thins) or the cracker of your choice

Crostini: Spread over baguette slices

In an avocado: Throw it into half of an avocado for a healthy dinner option


Serves 2Calories Per Serving: 28915%Total Fat 11.6gSaturated Fat 2.2g3%Total Carbohydrate 7.9g9%Dietary Fiber 2.4gSugars 4.4g70%Protein 35g14%Vitamin A 129µg108%Vitamin C 97.6mg3%Calcium 41.3mg12%Iron 2.2mg28%VitaminD5.7µg16%Magnesium68.4mg13%Potassium597.1mg33%VitaminB60.6mg69%Vitamin B12 1.7µg


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