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Tuna-tastic Mediterranean Salad

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Finding easy, delicious, and healthy lunch ideas can feel like a never-ending task. This easy Mediterranean tuna salad will take away some of that stress. Packed with healthy ingredients and big flavor, it’ll make lunchtime something to look forward to.

It’s really versatile no matter your diet type. Leave all of the carbs off and wrap the salad with a lettuce leaf for a keto dish. If you’re not as concerned about this you can make it into a sandwich with your favorite bread or crackers.

This dish can easily be packed for lunch. If you’re meal prepping for the week, make a big batch on Sunday so you can enjoy it during the week. We suggest only keeping this in the fridge for 3 days maximum.

Benefits of This Tuna Recipe

This recipe is high in protein and low in fat, making it a great option for those looking to improve their health and fitness. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be beneficial for overall health, so this salad is a great way to get some of those benefits. This recipe is also relatively simple to make, so it’s perfect for a busy week

This recipe is versatile. You can eat it with crackers, serve it as a lettuce wrap, or in a tortilla. You can also add other vegetables, such as tomatoes to make it even healthier.

Vertical image of a mixed tuna salad on a white plate.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad is a healthy and delicious lunch option that is high in protein and low in fat. This salad is also packed with other healthy ingredients, such as vegetables, that make it a great choice for those looking to improve their health. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be beneficial for overall health, so this salad is a great way to get some of those benefits. This recipe is also relatively simple to make, so it’s perfect for busy weekdays.

To make this Mediterranean Tuna Salad, simply mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl and serve. This salad can be eaten right away or chilled before serving. This recipe makes two servings, so it’s perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

Ingredient Overview

  • Canned tuna
  • Red onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • Cucumber
  • Sliced black olives
  • Greek seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Canned tuna is a great ingredient for this recipe because it is high in protein and low in fat. This makes it a great option for those looking to improve their health and fitness. The tuna also provides a delicious flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients in the salad.

Red onion adds a bit of sweetness and crunch to the salad. It also provides a variety of health benefits, such as being a good source of antioxidants.

Red bell pepper is a great addition to this salad because it is packed with vitamins and minerals. It also gives the salad a beautiful color and crunchy texture.

Minced garlic adds flavor and depth to the salad. It is also a great source of health benefits, such as being packed with antioxidants.

Cucumber is a refreshing addition to this salad. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Sliced black olives add a delicious flavor to the salad. They are also a good source of healthy fats.

Greek seasoning gives the salad a bit of zest and flavor. It is also a good source of antioxidants.

Olive oil is used to dress the salad. It is a healthy fat that helps the body absorb the nutrients in the salad.

Lemon juice adds a bright flavor to the salad. It is also a good source of Vitamin C.

Yield: 2 servings

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mixed tuna salad in a bowl

This easy lunch idea is delicious as well as good for you. Mediterranean vegetables and a simple dressing make the flavors pop.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Can tuna drained well
  • 2 Tbsp. Red onion chopped
  • ¼ C. Red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tsp. Minced garlic
  • ⅓ C. Cucumber chopped
  • ¼ C. Sliced black olives
  • ½ tsp. Greek seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl, and blend until well combined. 

Serve right away, or you can chill before serving if you desire.

Notes

Serve in a lettuce wrap, on crackers or in a tortilla wrap.

What’s the difference between oil-packed tuna and water-packed tuna?

Oil-packed tuna is packed in olive oil or another type of oil. Water-packed tuna is packed in water with some salt added. Both types of tuna are healthy choices, but oil-packed tuna has more calories and fat.

What is the best way to enjoy this salad?

This salad can be enjoyed as a light lunch or dinner. It can also be served as a side dish. Some serving suggestions for this tuna salad include; on a bed of greens, wrapped in a pita, or on top of crackers.

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

Yes, this salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to three days.

What are some other ways I can enjoy this salad?

This salad can also be enjoyed with a side of bread or crackers.

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