Healthier Mediterranean Tuna Salad


A very refreshing and light snack or meal! This dish makes a great Mediterranean alternative to your stereotypical tuna salad made with mayonnaise. Serve with whole grain crackers.

close up view of Healthier Mediterranean Tuna Salad with red onions garnished with fresh herbs on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 2 (5 ounce) cans chunk light tuna in water, drained

  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Combine tuna, onion, and parsley in a medium bowl.

  2. Whisk oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to make the dressing. Toss with the tuna mixture.

Cook's Note:

To make a nice salad or wrap, double the dressing ingredients to add to your greens as well as the tuna! Pairs nicely with tomatoes in the wrap.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
11g Fat
2g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 191mg 4%

* 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.

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