Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuna Chickpea Salad

I love salads year round, but they always taste especially delicious once warmer weather arrives. One of my all-time favorite salad recipes is tuna with chickpeas. Although I love a classic tuna salad, this recipe is lighter and healthier. Try serving it on top of a bed of fresh spinach or with whole grain crackers. It's also great paired with a chilled vegetable soup.

Tuna Chickpea Salad

Serves 3-4

1 can light tuna in olive oil, excess oil drained out

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/4 small red onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp dried dill weed



Optional: 1 bag fresh baby spinach, 1 cup chopped grape tomatoes

Combine the tuna, chickpeas, onion, lemon juice and dill weed in a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
If using spinach, divide between four plates and add a mound of tuna chickpea mixture to each. Garnish with grape tomatoes.

What's your favorite summer salad recipe?

- ST


  1. I definitely need to add this to my lunch rotation! I can't wait to make this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Did you make this for a party once? I remember wanting the recipe :)

  3. Maggie - Enjoy! Let me know what you think if you try making the salad this week.

    Alysha - Yes, I made this salad for the clothing swap party. I think I also added crushed red pepper flakes for that occasion.