Julian's Festive Tuna Salad


This is my friend Julian's recipe for Tuna Salad. It is a spicier and heartier alternative to the mundane, mayonnaise-saturated Tuna Salad that most have grown accustomed to.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 servings


  • 4 (5 ounce) cans tuna, packed in olive oil

  • 1 red onion, diced

  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chile peppers, chopped

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon spicy salsa verde to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, red onion, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, black beans, canned chile peppers; mix in mayonnaise if desired. Season with cumin and salt and pepper; mix in cilantro, and salsa verde if desired.

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in ingredient amounts and yield when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
11g Fat
13g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 663mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 59mg 294%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 423mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.