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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Sweet sundried tomatoes, sharp kalamata olives, and salty capers take this mediterranean tuna salad recipe to a whole new level. Liven up your lunch with this quick and easy recipe!

Overhead view of mediterranean tuna salad resting on a bed of greens with a red napkin and fork in the background

Tuna is a great source of protein, and an easy go-to on Whole30, especially whipped up with some of my homemade mayo. But, it can get boring fo’ sho.’

Throwing some stuff in the mix can liven it up for your tastebuds a little bit, throw ’em a little party. For me, these flavors are my favorite. Sweet sundried tomatoes, sharp kalamata olives, salty capers.

I’m always drawn towards really sharp flavors and spicy things during Whole30. I think it’s because when I’m not eating sugar, I look for things that pack a punch. Here are the benefits of my favorites in this Mediterranean tuna salad recipe:

Sundried Tomatoes

These little gems are packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants (including lycopene) that are event believed to decrease the risk of certain cancers, neutralize free radicals and decrease inflammation. They are also loaded with vitamins C (which supports the immune system) and K, as well as iron.

Capers

Capers are actually little tiny flower buds from the caper bush. They can stabilize blood sugar, support blood clotting, are inflammatory, build strong bones, and improve liver health. That’s a lot of activity for such a little guy!

Kalamata Olives

Kalamata olives are a type of olive named after the city of Kalamata, Greece, where they were first grown.

Like most olives, they’re rich in antioxidants and healthy fats and have been linked to multiple health benefits, including protection against heart disease.

Artichokes

While artichokes are often thought of as a vegetable, they are actually a thistle. Their alleged health benefits include lower blood sugar levels and improved digestion, heart health, and liver health.

I am super lazy in the kitchen, and to me, artichokes are a lot of work, so I prefer to purchase canned or jarred artichoke hearts – especially for a salad like this, where they are tender and easy to chop up.

If you’re looking for another tuna salad spin, you can check out my Easy Tuna Piccata recipe here. What’s your favorite addition to tuna to jazz it up?

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This mediterranean tuna salad recipe offers an alternative from the original. Sundried tomatoes, olives, artichokes and more provide a bright, flavorful salad!

Ingredients

  • 2 five oz cans of tuna, packed in water
  • 1/2 c. mayo
  • 2 Tbsp capers
  • 8 whole pitted kalamalata olives, chopped
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
  • 4 artichoke quarters, chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 4 cups spring mix

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna & mayo and stir to combine.
  2. Add the capers, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, and lemon juice.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide the spring mix between two plates. Top with 1/2 of the tuna salad and 1/2 of the diced avocado and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 806Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 42gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 993mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 19gSugar: 4gProtein: 52g
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