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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

10 minutes

total time


2 1/2 teaspoon good quality Dijon mustard

Zest of 1 lime

1 1/2 limes, (juice of)

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp sumac

Pinch of kosher salt and black pepper

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, (optional)

3 cans tuna, (5 ounces each (use quality tuna of your choice))

2 1/2 celery stalks, (chopped)

1/2 English cucumber, (chopped)

4-5 radishes, (stems removed, chopped)

3 green onions, (both white and green parts, chopped)

1/2 medium red onion, (finely chopped)

1/2 cup cup pitted Kalamata olives, (halved)

1 bunch parsley, (stems removed, chopped (about 1 cup chopped fresh parsley))

10-15 fresh mint leaves, (stems removed, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint))


To make the zesty mustard vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, lime zest, and lime juice. Add the olive oil, sumac, salt and pepper, and crushed pepper flakes (if using), and whisk again until well-blended. Set aside briefly.

To make the tuna salad, in a large salad bowl, combine the tuna with the chopped vegetables, Kalamata olives, chopped fresh parsley and mint leaves. Mix gently with a wooden spoon.

Pour the dressing over the tuna salad. Mix again to make sure the tuna salad is evenly coated with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate for half an hour before serving. When ready to serve, toss the salad gently to refresh.


Serving Size



193.7 kcal

Total Fat

14.7 g

Saturated Fat

1.9 g

Unsaturated Fat

11.8 g

Trans Fat



20 mg


371.8 mg

Total Carbohydrate

5.6 g

Dietary Fiber

1.9 g

Total Sugars

1.5 g


12.1 g

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

10 minutes

total time
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