Talk about a light lunch idea that takes little effort, is satisfying, and requires no cooking! This Mediterranean Tuna Salad puts a new, healthier and tastier spin on a traditional tuna salad recipe.

There’s no mayo in this version, and it’s packed full of fresh vegetables, garbanzo beans, and olives, so it’s not short on nutrition. But it’s still low in fat, low in calories and high in lean protein, making it an ideal Weight Watchers lunch recipe that you are sure to love.

The fresh lemon, garlic, and parsley add so much flavor to the salad that you won’t even miss the mayo – I promise. Not only is the salad incredibly delicious and filling, it requires no cooking, so you can throw this dish together in about 15 minutes. Serve it over toasted bread, fresh greens, or eat as is. At just 2 Points per serving, this healthy salad is a winner!

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mediterranean tuna salad
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Kick that standard tuna salad up a notch with this easy and flavorful version that’s mayonnaise free and paleo friendly.
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 205 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cans light tuna in water (drained)
  • 1 small red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 medium a red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 large cucumber (diced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives (halved)
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives (halved)
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and toss to combine.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 8 servings

Serving size is about 1 cup

Each serving = 2 Points*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Potassium 427mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 19.7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g 21%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 16g 32%
Calcium 4%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 Comment

  1. Verla Farrens Gardner Reply

    10 pages of almost nothing on pages for a one page recipe. Don’t we care about the environment anymore? That is excessive use of my paper.

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