Middle Eastern Tuna Salad - 3 Guiding Stars
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It’s so easy to dress up your tuna salad with yogurt, lemon, tahini, and garlic, replacing boring old mayonnaise. If cumin and parsley aren’t your dish, swap in spices and herbs you love. Beyond the dressing, the chickpeas add an interesting texture and fiber. This is a great dish for swapping in more plant-based proteins.


  • ⅓ cup non-fat, plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 (6 oz.) can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 (8 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin in a bowl.
  2. Stir in tuna, chickpeas, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 195; Total Fat 8g (10% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (6% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 20mg (7% DV); Sodium 220mg (10% DV); Total Carbohydrate 14g (5% DV); Dietary Fiber 3.5g (12% DV); Total Sugars 2g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 18g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 8% DV; Molybdenum 100% DV; Selenium 70% DV; Vitamin K 70% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/middle-eastern-tuna-salad/
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