Quinoa Tuna Salad


This high-protein dish makes a great side to any main course, or even a complete meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup quinoa

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained

  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach

  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more if needed

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste


  1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Combine garbanzo beans, black olives, corn, tuna, spinach, tomatoes, olive oil, and cilantro in a large bowl; stir to coat. Stir in quinoa. Refrigerate salad to allow flavors to blend, 2 hours to overnight. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 981mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 381mg 8%

* 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.