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Healthier Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Rated as 4.76 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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15 m servings 169
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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; 10.7 1.6 16.3 19 180 Full nutrition

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Excellent as written! I lighten it up further by omitting the olive oil or at least use much less and skip the salt. Another option is to add finely chopped celery to the mix. Serve in a scoo...

used orange zest instead of lemon still came out pretty delicious with some garlic stuffed olives on a sandwich

Delicious & healthy, as are all Mediterranean dishes. Much tastier than tuna w/mayo. The olive oil really elevates the flavors. I used 2 cans of Italian tuna packed in olive oil, so I omitted...

Used 11oz of tuna versus 10oz but it still came out tasty!

Simple yet delicious! I added diced apple, celery and a little grated carrot.

i absolutely love this recipe I've made it so many times I don't need to follow it anymore, sometimes I add dried mustard or cayanne, always add garlic powder. but seriously so soooo good

Perfect salad

Refreshing and delish over arugula greens

I think I like regular (mayo) tuna salad better, BUT this gets 5 stars for being super easy to make, tasty, healthier, and very inexpensive (all items easily on hand, esp if you are ok with drie...