Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

If you are looking for a light and healthy lunch idea, this Mediterranean tuna salad recipe is for you! Thanks to Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own.

Talk about light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! The albacore tuna is the main ingredient to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you will want to make all summer long. This Mediterranean Tuna Salad is loaded with incredible flavor from the freshest ingredients – red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, garlic, olives, chickpeas, lemon juice, and parsley. The freshly squeezed lemon juice & lemon zest add so much flavor to the salad. This mayonnaise-free tuna salad is naturally gluten-free, paleo and low carb.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

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Bumble Bee® offers responsibly wild caught Albacore that is delicious, versatile, high in protein and absolutely perfect as the main ingredient in any meal*.

With a firm texture, light color and fresh taste – Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore is the perfect ingredient to deliciously enhance almost any recipe, adding a variety of nutrients – including lean protein, healthy fat and important vitamins and minerals*.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

This Mediterranean Tuna Salad is perfect to serve for lunch or a light meal. While I was cooking it, I tasted a little bit to see if it needed more seasoning, and I couldn’t stop eating it. It was so delicious!

This salad is not only delicious but it’s very quick to put together and there is no cooking involved. That’s what I call a win! It came together in about 15 minutes, and my husband and I loved it. My husband even had seconds. This Mediterranean Tuna Salad has definitely made our favorites list. The flavors are amazing and so refreshing. Perfect quick summer salad. I like to make this for my lunch at work.

Healthy Tuna Salad

If you are planning to make this ahead of time, you can chop the red bell pepper, red onion, and cucumber, and combine them with the rest of the ingredients just before serving. The Mediterranean healthy tuna salad will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

Find out more about Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna at “Only Bumble Bee Albacore Will Do™” website for more information, and delicious lunch or dinner ideas!

For more delicious and easy summer salads, check out these: Cucumber Salad recipe, Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad, and Cowboy Caviar.

How to Make Tuna Salad

How To Make Tuna Salad

5 from 2 votes
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Mediterranean Tuna Salad - so much flavor and so easy to put together! This mayonnaise-free tuna salad is naturally gluten-free, paleo and low carb.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 10
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, cut lengthwise & sliced
  • 15 oz albacore tuna fish (drained)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/2 cup black olives, cut in half
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  1. Add red bell pepper, red onion, cucumber, albacore tuna fish, garlic, chickpeas, black olives and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl and mix.

  2. Drizzle olive oil, lemon juice and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  3. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve cold. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.8g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Cholesterol 15.3mg 5%
Sodium 156.4mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 9.6g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 3%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee Seafoods.

*See for full nutritional facts

Mediterranean Tuna Salad - so much flavor and so easy to put together! This mayonnaise-free tuna salad is naturally gluten-free, paleo and low carb.

16 comments on Mediterranean Tuna Salad

  • Sandi G

    What a great salad for a cookout. I love the color and flavors.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Yes, absolutely! This is a great salad for a cookout or a family gathering!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Manju!

  • Julie

    I am a big fan of tuna and have my own favorite recipes but will have to try this one.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Hope you enjoy it, Julie! 🙂

  • Debra C.

    I love everything about this amazing light salad! The flavors are so bright and fresh. I especially love that it’s not laden in mayo – what a perfect light meal!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Absolutely! It’s a great light summer meal 🙂

  • Linda

    That looks delicious!I am always looking for healthy and tasty food to bring at work for lunch. It is not easy to eat well when you are always outside. This will be my put in my to do-list!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      I agree, it can be hard to eat healthy and nutritious when you are always outside or working all the time. That’s why I really enjoyed this recipe and how easy it is to prepare. Hope you give it a try. 🙂

  • annie@ciaochowbambina

    This is exactly the kind of salad I long for on these warmer, sunnier days! So bright and light! I love it!

  • Kathryn

    Salad is wonderful! I used Greek salad dressing instead of oil. Nice flavour!

    12 servings???? Is that correct???

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      So glad you liked it, Kathryn!
      I have written 10 servings but it really depends on how you serve it – as a main salad for lunch, or just as a small portion (as a side) at a potluck or party.

  • Roxanne

    Absolutely love this tuna salad. Easy to make. Delightfully light and refreshing. Great summer salad meal!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thank you, Roxanne! So glad you like it! 🙂

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