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Mediterranean Style Tuna Salad

May 9, 2011

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m a sandwich fiend.  I love them.  Yes, at Panera, I always get a “You Pick Two” with a half a sandwich and soup.  No, I have not calculated all the different possibilities I could obtain, but I have tried quite a few.  I love making sandwiches.  They are perfect to entertain with.  I’ve always liked playing around with new flavors when it comes to tuna, chicken, egg, and potato salads (check out my recipes for potato salad and my aunt’s sandwiches!)  For something lighter, healthier, and unexpectedly good, try out this recipe for tuna salad.  If you’re not a tuna fan, by all means, go ahead a substitute with chicken, egg, or whatever protein you like!

Ingredients: Makes 2 servings

  • 2 cans of tuna (packed in water or oil—doesn’t matter!)
  • 6 oz. of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, zested and half of it for the juice
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced or grated into a paste

*If you don’t like fresh garlic, substitute with 1 tsp of garlic powder/salt.  However, fresh garlic is highly recommended

  • 1/3 cup of grated cucumber

*Substitute with chopped spinach leaves if you aren’t a fan of cucumber! (I used spring mix since I ran out of cucumber!)

  • 2 Tbsp of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1.      Drain your tuna well and flake into a mixing bowl.

2.      Add the yogurt, lemon zest, juice of half of a lemon, garlic, cucumber, honey, salt, and pepper.

3.      Mix all ingredients well.

4.      Serve atop salad, in sandwiches, or with crackers!  Enjoy!

Ingredients used for the tuna salad!

Serving suggestion

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Annonymous permalink
    May 10, 2011 2:29 am

    Where can we find your other recipes for potato salad and such?


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