This Mediterranean tuna salad is a fresh tasting and easy-to-make meal. It’s the perfect recipe to make on a hot day when you don’t want to cook. Made with white albacore tuna, garbanzo beans and Greek nonfat yogurt, it is bursting with all of the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean. Cucumbers, tomatoes and black olives add crisp texture and even more taste.
Everyone raves about the benefits of avocados. They’re a great source of potassium, monounsaturated fats, fiber and folate (a B Vitamin). Well, avocados are in here too! Spiked with zesty lemon, garlic salt and pepper and topped with parsley, this salad is a Mediterranean treat you can put together in no time! It’s easy to bring the taste of the Mediterranean to your home with this simple tuna salad made without mayo. Besides, it takes only 10 minutes to make it!
Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad
This is a healthy tuna salad for many reasons. First it is a tuna salad without mayo since you use non-fat Greek yogurt instead. And it is packed with protein. Second, besides the tuna, garbanzo beans are thrown into the mix, adding even more protein and fiber. Third, the avocados in this recipe contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. Avocados are high in healthy fats, do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat. Lastly, each serving of this tuna salad is only 277 calories.
Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe
Yields: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 0 minutes | Total: 10 minutes
2 5 oz. cans Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, drained
½ cup garbanzo beans
¼ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ avocado, chopped
¼ cup black olives, quartered
½ cup cucumber, seeds removed, cubed
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped (+ extra for garnish)
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Himalayan pink salt
1. Add drained tuna, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, black olives, cucumber and fresh parsley to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
2. Add Greek yogurt, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
3. Pour the yogurt sauce into the tuna mixture and stir to completely coat the ingredients.
4. Season with salt and garlic pepper, taste and add more as needed.
5. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve chilled.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 600mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 31g
You may also like to try more of our healthy recipes: Easy to Make Low Carb Mediterranean Chicken In a Skillet, and Must-Try Paleo Sweet Potato Tuna Cakes Recipe.
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