Protein-Packed Mediterranean Tuna Salad

This protein-packed Mediterranean salad is a summer favorite! Lean tuna, tender white beans form the base of this simple and healthy dish. It works equally well for a lakeside lunch or a light but filling dinner. Add a glass of rosé and you’ll be virtually transported to the south of France or the quaint harbor at Mykonos.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad with White Beans

Mediterranean Tuna Salad


  • 2 6-ounce cans of water-packed tuna
  • 1 15-ounce can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 plum tomatoes diced
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions

In a large bowl, combine tuna, beans, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, capers, and parsley. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serves 4.

Serve this Mediterranean tuna salad on a large Bibb or Romaine lettuce leaf. Alternately, serve it atop a slice of thick-sliced bread, toasted or grilled with a bit of olive oil. Check out more of our favorite salads here.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

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This protein-packed Mediterranean tuna salad is a summer favorite!  Add a glass of rosé and be transported to the quaint harbor at Mykonos.

Author: Betsy Ramsey

Betsy Ramsey is the author of Natty Gal. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she now lives there with her husband and Bichon-Frise, Dolce. A mindful fashion & capsule wardrobe enthusiast, she travels extensively, visiting 56 countries to date. Betsy is committed to helping others live their most fulfilling life!

2 thoughts on “Protein-Packed Mediterranean Tuna Salad”

  1. Hi Betsy. I’m glad I had a day to catch up on your latest posts! This recipe looks so delicious! I know we’re supposed to eat more seafood, but I’m not in a place where I can get fresh seafood. Eating tuna seems like a great alternative. Thanks for sharing this recipe. xx

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