Mediterranean Tuna Salad

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Amp up your traditional tuna salad with this delicious recipe. Full of vegetables and flavor, it makes a delectable meal any time of day that the whole family will love. Enjoy it as a sandwich, on top of greens, or alongside our Super Tomato Soup and Olive Oil Toast. If serving as a sandwich, use your favorite whole-grain bread and try topping it with a couple leaves of kale and a few tomato slices. Fun tip: Substitute the vegetables suggested in this recipe with your favorites to find your perfect flavor combination.

Serves 4
Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 (5-ounce) cans of tuna packed in water or olive oil, drained and flaked
  • ½ cup minced carrots (approximately 2 carrots)
  • ½ cup minced celery (approximately 2 celery sticks)
  • ½ cup minced yellow bell pepper (approximately 1 small bell pepper – substitute with orange, red or green bell pepper if preferred)
  • ¼ cup minced red onion (substitute with yellow or green onion if preferred)
  • ¼ cup minced olives (substitute with pickles if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium size bowl combine the carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, olives, tuna, and olive oil.
  2. Season with black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Serve as a sandwich on whole-grain bread, on top of salad greens, or alongside our Olive Oil Toast. This recipe also goes great with our Super Tomato Soup.

Nutrition Information per Serving: (Based on tuna packed in water, ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt)

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Vegetables: ¾ cup
  • Fruits: 0 cups
  • Calories: 124 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 15 grams
  • Fat: 5 grams
  • Sodium: 559 mg

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