The No-Cook Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Posted On Jul 10, 2017 By Erin Kuh, MBA, RD

The No-Cook Mediterranean Tuna Salad

This truly is a protein fiber packed all-in-one dish meal requiring absolutely no cooking. And what could be better than that!? I know in my part of the U.S. (Southeastern New Mexico), there are weeks when we actually get tired of grilling or it’s just too darn hot to be standing over a barbeque in the 105+ degree weather. It’s also too hot to turn on the oven so dinner options can become limited in a hot hurry. Enter the no-cook yet filling dinner salad. I love being able to pop open a few cans of tuna, beans, dice some veggies and have a quick healthy meal.

No-Cook Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 0 min

Total time: 20 min

Servings: 1

Close up image of Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 5oz can tuna, in water
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo or chickpeas
  • 5-6 green beans
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 artichoke hearts (optional), cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and drizzle with salad dressing or lemon juice and olive oil.

Options:

  • To reduce calories, leave out feta and/or artichoke hearts.
  • Serve with a side of whole grain pita bread or sprinkle a few tablespoons of cold cooked quinoa to make a heartier meal.
  • Swap tuna for canned salmon.

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