Simple Mediterranean Tuna Salad makes a delicious and easy-to-make lunch. I love the color, crunch, and how fast you can get this together for a great meal.
Looking for an idea for your next lunch? Put this Simple Mediterranean Tuna Salad on your list of things to make. You’ll love the lemony dressing and all the great textures it offers.
Simple Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Whether you serve this on a bed of lettuce, open-faced on fabulously crusted Italian bread, or simply with some whole-grain crackers, this tuna salad is super-tasty. You’ll love that it’s easy to make with ingredients you probably already have, like olives, radishes, onion, and cannellini beans.
If you have extra olives after you make this salad, use them in this creamy, Lemony Artichoke-Olive Dip. It’s perfect for dipping into on movie night!
Simple Mediterranean Tuna Salad came to mind once I popped my head into my pantry and figure out a good use for the beans and tuna I had accumulated. As a bonus, I used the lettuce that’s been growing like crazy in my backyard raised bed garden. It’s so exciting!
It’s not impossible to have a great garden in the summer in Phoenix, but it takes a LOT of work. It’s really still spring (but temps are already in the triple digits here) so the lettuce has a fighting chance without too much effort. We’ll enjoy it as long as we can!
I’m here to tell you that tuna salad doesn’t need to be boring! It can be really tasty without mayo, too. Now, let me tell you: I’m typically a tuna-salad-mayo-loving lady, but this option is an awesome alternative. If you like mayo added to your tuna salad, try my recipe for Tuna and Egg Salad.
This recipe uses lemon juice and olive oil as a dressing. It’s seasoned simply with fresh ground black pepper and salt. It includes crunchy radishes, zesty onion, hearty cannellini beans, and slightly salty olives. Toss in fresh parsley for color and a little flavor and you’re ready to roll!
If you’re looking for other ways to use your tuna, try these Tuna and Zucchini Cakes with Lemon-Yogurt Dressing. They’re perfect for when all the zucchini starts to show up in your garden!
Pop your head into your pantry and grab the tuna and beans that are waiting to be used! I know you’ll love this Simple Mediterranean Tuna Salad.
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Yields Serves 4
5 based on 3 review(s)
- 8 ounces chunk tuna in water, drained
- 1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
- 1/4 cup diced Mediterranean-style olives black and-or green
- 3 large radishes, sliced and quartered
- 2 tablespoons diced white onion
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Ground black pepper and salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
- Salad greens
- In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and ground black pepper. Whisk to combine.
- In a large bowl, add the tuna, cannellini beans, olives, radishes, and onion. Add the parsley.
- Drizzle the lemon-olive oil mixture over the top and lightly toss to coat.
- Serve the tuna salad on top of lettuce greens, or on a slice of bread.