White tuna, garbanzo beans, veggies and balsamic dressing pack a protein, vitamin, and fiber punch for a healthy lunch that will stick with you.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flaked albacore tuna, garbanzo beans, black olives, English cucumber, red bell pepper, green onions, and parsley in a bowl.

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  • Blend balsamic vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, dried oregano, and ground black pepper in a separate bowl using an immersion blender until garlic is pureed. Stir dressing into tuna and combine well. Serve over baby spinach.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 27.7g 56% DV; carbohydrates 31.8g 10% DV; fat 12.6g 19% DV; cholesterol 35.3mg 12% DV; sodium 763.3mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
This tuna salad is fantastic and a new favorite for me and my best friend. A few things we changed: replaced the green onion with one small white onion took out the garbanzo beans used less parsley and added some feta cheese to give it a Mediterranean flare. It goes really well with some Mediterranean flavored pita chips. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2014
I followed the recipe exactly and I found there was way to much parsley for my taste. I'd maybe do 1/2-2/3 of what it calls for. I'd probably add another can of tuna and maybe some more red peppers. I found there was a bit too much vinegar in the dressing but I did like the taste of it. Overall it's very good. I would just tweak it a bit. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
This tuna salad is fantastic and a new favorite for me and my best friend. A few things we changed: replaced the green onion with one small white onion took out the garbanzo beans used less parsley and added some feta cheese to give it a Mediterranean flare. It goes really well with some Mediterranean flavored pita chips. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2014
I really enjoyed this dish I felt I was heavy on the vinegar but I filled the recipe anyway to see and too my surprise it was just right. Very tasty I will definietly make this dish again. I also added a couple photos because it did not have any.:D Thank you for submitting this tasty dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2014
This was super good!! I love it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2013
This was so good! Had to change it slightly. I didn't have any peppers and I don't care for onions. I only had dried parsley. Also only had a reg. cucumber so I cut most of the seeds out. Really delicious and great for a hot day! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2014
I followed the recipe exactly and I found there was way to much parsley for my taste. I'd maybe do 1/2-2/3 of what it calls for. I'd probably add another can of tuna and maybe some more red peppers. I found there was a bit too much vinegar in the dressing but I did like the taste of it. Overall it's very good. I would just tweak it a bit. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2013
this is a great healthy lunch. i skipped the green onion and parsely and diced up a small red onion and some fresh thyme leaves instead. and i didn't have spinach so i just scooped it onto pretzels and its even good by itself. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2013
Very good authentic Italian version of tuna salad. I like to increase the garlic and add chopped celery and other veggies (cucumber bell pepper whatever I have handy). There's lots of flexibility with this recipe...you can modify it to your family's tastes. Read More
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