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Quinoa Tuna Salad Recipe
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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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  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.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 35 mins
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Sep 14, 2012

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's a bit of a snooze flavor-wise. Luckily you can jazz it up easily with stuff you probably have lying around. First thing, it's screaming for acid. I used fresh squeezed lemon. Next it needs some seasoning. Salt, of course, onion powder and garlic powder as well for me. I ended up tossing in yellow, red, & orange bell peppers because I had some I needed to use. You easily could leave them out & have it be just as good though. I also added a little extra oil since I used a full cup of quinoa which I prepared with vegetable stock rather than water.

 
Sep 15, 2012

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 and mixed in 1/4 cup of finely shredded cheddar jack. This made a great salad meal on a hot day when you don't want heavy. Wonderful when served with warm wheat tortillas.

 

6 Ratings

Feb 23, 2014

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

 
Jun 09, 2014

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 onions an 1/2 T garlic. For spices I added Black Pepper, salt, basil and red pepper (spice).

 
Jun 06, 2014

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 measure the ingredients but tasted and added more to suit. This recipe is great that it can be modified to fit what I have on-hand. Thanks, Julie! :o)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 988 mg
  • 40%

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

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