If you are looking for a light and healthy lunch idea, this Mediterranean tuna salad recipe is for you! Thanks to Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own.

Talk about light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! The albacore tuna is the main ingredient to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you will want to make all summer long. This Mediterranean Tuna Salad is loaded with incredible flavor from the freshest ingredients – red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, garlic, olives, chickpeas, lemon juice, and parsley. The freshly squeezed lemon juice & lemon zest add so much flavor to the salad. This mayonnaise-free tuna salad recipe is naturally gluten-free, paleo and low carb.

Tuna Recipes

Tuna Salad without Mayo

This delicious and nutritious tuna salad is made with an easy and refreshing homemade dressing instead of mayo. It’s packed with protein and delicious vegetables.

Bumble Bee® offers responsibly wild caught Albacore that is delicious, versatile, high in protein and absolutely perfect as the main ingredient in any meal*.

Healthy Tuna Salad Recipes

With a firm texture, light color and fresh taste – Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore is the perfect ingredient to deliciously enhance almost any recipe, adding a variety of nutrients – including lean protein, healthy fat and important vitamins and minerals*.

Healthy Tuna Salad

Healthy Tuna Salad

This Mediterranean Tuna Salad is perfect to serve for lunch or a light meal. While I was cooking it, I tasted a little bit to see if it needed more seasoning, and I couldn’t stop eating it. It was so delicious!

This salad is not only delicious but it’s very quick to put together and there is no cooking involved. That’s what I call a win! It came together in about 15 minutes, and my husband and I loved it. My husband even had seconds. This Mediterranean Tuna Salad has definitely made our favorites list. The flavors are amazing and so refreshing. Perfect quick summer salad. I like to make this for my lunch at work.

Tuna Salad Recipe

How to Store Tuna Salad

The Mediterranean healthy tuna salad will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days. If you are planning to make this ahead of time, you can chop the red bell pepper, red onion, and cucumber ahead of time, and combine them with the rest of the ingredients just before serving.

Find out more about Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna at “Only Bumble Bee Albacore Will Do™” website for more information, and delicious lunch or dinner ideas!

For more delicious and easy summer salads, check out these: Cucumber Salad recipe, Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad, and Cowboy Caviar.

How to Make Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Tuna Salad
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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad - so much flavor and so easy to put together! This mayonnaise-free tuna salad is naturally gluten-free, paleo and low carb.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 131kcal
AUTHOR Neli Howard | Delicious Meets Healthy


  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, cut lengthwise & sliced
  • 15 oz albacore tuna fish (drained)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/2 cup black olives, cut in half
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon


  • Add red bell pepper, red onion, cucumber, albacore tuna fish, garlic, chickpeas, black olives and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl and mix.
  • Drizzle olive oil, lemon juice and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve cold. Enjoy! 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 15.3mg | Sodium: 156.4mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 2.4g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.8mg
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Dairy Free, Easy, Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Healthy, One Pan, Quick, Spring, Summer

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee Seafoods.

*See bumblebee.com for full nutritional facts