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Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

Sometimes you just want to eat food that makes you feel like you're doing something good for yourself. This tuna salad is on that list. With garbanzo beans, egg, tuna and no mayo, it's a satisfying combination of flavors and textures that's also chock full of nutrients. And it's super easy and quick to pull together, perfect for lunch at home.

Start with two packets of tuna or one can. Add a can of drained and rinsed garbanzo beans, a chopped hard-boiled egg, green onions, fresh parsley, sweet pickle relish, olive oil and salt and pepper.

Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

Gently stir everything together and then serve. It's that easy!

Light and Healthy Tuna Salad



Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

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A light and flavorful tuna salad that uses olive oil instead of mayonnaise.
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prep time: 15 mins
total time :15 mins
servings :6 servings
author: Lucy Brewer


  • 2 packets water packed tuna or one can, drained
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1-2 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Gently stir all ingredients together and serve immediately.
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Serving: 6servingsCalories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 252mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1g
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Wednesday 21st of September 2011

I know what I'm having for lunch on tomorrow! Thanks :)