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Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Salad

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  • Author: Tiffany
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Inspired by the Mediterranean diet, this Chickpea Tuna Salad is full of flavor, uses no mayo, and is packed with protein and fiber.


Ingredients

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For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Chickpea Tuna Salad

  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup diced roasted red peppers
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • ½ cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 2 5-ounce cans albacore tuna
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • Romaine or butter lettuce, for serving

Instructions

Make the Dressing

  1. Combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper in a mason jar or bowl.
  2. Shake or whisk thoroughly until combined and set aside.

Make the Salad

  1. In a large bowl, toss together diced cucumber, roasted red peppers, grape tomatoes, chickpeas, capers, and kalamata olives.
  2. Gently fold in the tuna.
  3. Next, gently fold in the feta and fresh basil.
  4. Give the dressing another shake/whisk and pour it over the salad. Mix everything together until combined.
  5. Serve the tuna salad over lettuce and top with a tablespoon of toasted slivered almonds for crunch. Enjoy!


Notes

The recipe can easily be made dairy-free by leaving out the feta, and still tastes delicious!

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