Tangy Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tangy Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe
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Tangy Mediterranean Tuna Salad

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"This is a great appetizer that goes well with unsalted crackers or toasted bread rounds. Adjust flavor to taste!"

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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine the olives, garlic and capers in an electric food processor, and process to form a paste. With the motor still running, slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube and blend thoroughly. Then add the tuna and lemon juice, and continue processing until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 22, 2009

this was exactly what i wanted, very tasty...i wanted kind of a simple nicoise salad type tuna salad and this was it. after tasting the initial combination with only 1 tblspn of olive oil, i did add garbanzo beans for fiber. eaten with low-fat triscuits made for a very nutritious, low-cal, low-fat light lunch/snack.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2011

Too olivey and too smooth. If I make again, I will cut down on the olives and just mix ingredients together.


7 Ratings

Jan 13, 2004

This turned out okay, but I would recommend a bit less garlic and half the lemon juice, or a bit of lime juice for extrea tang. It tasted good and I woul reccomend it on Saltines. **Ratica**

Apr 27, 2010

This is soooo great! I wanted to try something different with canned tuna and I have made this several times now.

Aug 08, 2011

Very nice!I didn't change a thing, and it was phoenominal! thanks for sharing this recipe! :D

Mar 22, 2011

really good. a healthy alternative to my tuna salad that is usually dripping with mayo!

Sep 23, 2013

My advice if you would like to make a sandwich from this (or serve on a bed of lettuce if watching carbs) is to half all of the ingredients, except the tuna and lemon juice, and process all of those together. Then just add that mixture to the drained tuna and mix it with a fork, then squeeze the lemon on top. If you process the tuna also, then it just turns into a spread, which may or may not have been the original authors intention. All in all it is very flavorful.


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 378 mg
  • 15%

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

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