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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 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 tuna, onion, and parsley in a medium bowl.

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  • 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

169 calories; protein 16.3g 33% DV; carbohydrates 1.6g 1% DV; fat 10.7g 16% DV; cholesterol 18.9mg 6% DV; sodium 179.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
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 scooped out fresh tomato in season or half an avocado for a lovely salad for lunch or dinner. I eat year round and always well received when served to guests. If you love tuna this is worth a try! If not fond of tuna sub in diced chicken or turkey. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2020
I liked it by my wife really wanted some mayo and pickles. I think I will experiment using a bit of avocado mayo dill pickles and perhaps some fresh cucumber or celery. The lemon zest definitely adds a great dimension to the traditional tuna salad. Read More
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
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 scooped out fresh tomato in season or half an avocado for a lovely salad for lunch or dinner. I eat year round and always well received when served to guests. If you love tuna this is worth a try! If not fond of tuna sub in diced chicken or turkey. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2019
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 the additional oil in this recipe. I also added a sprinkle of oregano. Very very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2019
used orange zest instead of lemon still came out pretty delicious with some garlic stuffed olives on a sandwich Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2019
OMG...This was soooo good! Thsis is my first review as I normally dont do them!!I made it exactly as described minus the fresh parsley because I did not have it at home. You can do SO MUCH with this recipe.....You could add any ingredient you want to change it up to your liking. Examples: Add celery humus olives tomatoes mushroom beans & much more. You could eat it with salad wraps toast sandwich lettuce wraps or straight up as I did! You could add or delete ingredients as you like. Examples: add orange zest grapefruit zest or leave it out. You could add honey avocado hot sauce left over shredded chicken or any meats. You can add or delete anything you want to this recipe! Thank you to who ever posted it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2019
Refreshing and delish over arugula greens Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
Delicious with a diced cherry tomatoes and jalapeño pepper for some added zest paired with Triscuit crackers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
Completely forgot about this until I saw this recipe so I made it like I remember from my childhood (very similar). Mom used to make this when I was younger. The only differences: She added diced fresh tomatoes and served with pita bread. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2019
Yogurt instead of mayo I'm allergic to eggs. And mayo is made of eggs in majority. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
This was great What a welcome change from the diced celery and mayo. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2020
I liked it by my wife really wanted some mayo and pickles. I think I will experiment using a bit of avocado mayo dill pickles and perhaps some fresh cucumber or celery. The lemon zest definitely adds a great dimension to the traditional tuna salad. Read More
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