Balsamic Tuna Salad Recipe -
Balsamic Tuna Salad Recipe
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Balsamic Tuna Salad

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"White tuna, garbanzo beans, veggies and balsamic dressing pack a protein, vitamin, and fiber punch for a healthy lunch that will stick with you."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    30 mins


  1. Combine flaked albacore tuna, garbanzo beans, black olives, English cucumber, red bell pepper, green onions, and parsley in a bowl.
  2. Blend balsamic vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, dried oregano, and ground black pepper in a separate bowl using an immersion blender until garlic is pureed. Stir dressing into tuna and combine well. Serve over baby spinach.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2014

I really enjoyed this dish, I felt I was heavy on the vinegar but I filled the recipe anyway to see, and too my surprise it was just right. Very tasty I will definietly make this dish again. I also added a couple photos because it did not have any. :D Thank you for submitting this tasty dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2014

I followed the recipe exactly and I found there was way to much parsley for my taste. I'd maybe do 1/2-2/3 of what it calls for. I'd probably add another can of tuna and maybe some more red peppers. I found there was a bit too much vinegar in the dressing but I did like the taste of it. Overall it's very good. I would just tweak it a bit.


6 Ratings

Jun 15, 2014

This was super good!! I love it!!!

Sep 28, 2013

this is a great healthy lunch. i skipped the green onion and parsely, and diced up a small red onion and some fresh thyme leaves instead. and i didn't have spinach so i just scooped it onto pretzels, and its even good by itself.

Jul 18, 2013

This was so good! Had to change it slightly. I didn't have any peppers, and I don't care for onions. I only had dried parsley. Also, only had a reg. cucumber, so I cut most of the seeds out. Really delicious and great for a hot day! Thanks for the recipe!

May 29, 2013

Very good, authentic Italian version of tuna salad. I like to increase the garlic and add chopped celery and other veggies (cucumber, bell pepper, whatever I have handy). There's lots of flexibility with this can modify it to your family's tastes.


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 8.2 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 763 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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