Quinoa Tuna Salad

Quinoa Tuna Salad

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"This high-protein dish makes a great side to any main course, or even a complete meal."
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2 h 35 m servings 328 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 988 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine garbanzo beans, black olives, corn, tuna, spinach, tomatoes, olive oil, and cilantro in a large bowl; stir to coat. Stir in quinoa. Refrigerate salad to allow flavors to blend, 2 hours to overnight. Serve chilled.



From a nutritional stand point this dish is amazing. It's packed with protein, but you feel like you are carb loading. A win-win for a pre-diabetic fitness freak like me. However, as written it'...

I found this really good. I increased the quinoa to 1/3 cup (2/3 cup water) and instead of the tomatoes, I used Ro-Tel (diced tomatoes with peppers) and put in 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar...

This was a good, maybe somewhat bland if I hadn't added extras, base recipe. I added some horseradish mustard, onions, and celery to give it more crunch and make the taste more vibrant. I didn't...

very bland. I was excited because of all the super healthy ingredients, but really lacking in the seasoning/spices/herbs

This is delicious with subs and additions. 3 stars as is, but 5 with additions. I used black beans instead of garbanzo beans, I doubled the quinoa, added 1/2 diced red pepper, 1/4 cup diced onio...