Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Greek-inspired meze
Greek-inspired meze
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2 bunches Arugula trimmed, washed, torn
2 stalks Celery trimmed, finely chopped
1 Red onion large, finely chopped
1 Cucumber hothouse, chopped
2 Red pepper roasted red Florina peppers in brine, or fresh roasted red peppers, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp Cilantro fresh, chopped
2 tbsp Basil fresh leaves, chopped
2 tbsp Parsley fresh flat-leaf leaves, chopped
4 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin Greek, divided
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
2 (6 ½-oz) cans Canned tuna good quality white or albacore tuna in water drained very well and broken up with a fork
½ tsp Dried thyme ground
1 tsp Capers Santorini capers, drained

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad


This Mediterranean Tuna Salad is healthy, tasty, and packs in so much flavor! The Greek strain in this salad comes from using roasted red Florina peppers, lots of fresh herbs, and Santorini capers. Typically served as a meze, it is perfect for parties and a delicious way to include fresh veggies and herbs on your summer cookout menu. 

With a little bit of prep work, you can whip up this salad in no time. Once your veggies and herbs are washed and chopped, add them to a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, season with salt and fresh black pepper, and then toss to coat. Drain the tuna very well and add it to the bowl, along with thyme and capers. Gently toss and serve right away. Enjoy!

To make the Mediterranean Tuna Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Steps to make Mediterranean Tuna Salad


Combine ingredients


To a large bowl, add 2 bunches torn arugula, 2 finely chopped celery stalks, 1 finely chopped red onion, 1 chopped hothouse cucumber, 2 chopped roasted red Florina peppers, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves.


Add oil, vinegar, salt and pepper


Drizzle with three tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, season with salt and black pepper to taste. Gently toss.


Add tuna, thyme, and capers


Add the drained tuna, ½ teaspoon ground dried thyme, and 1 teaspoon drained capers and gently toss.



Serve and enjoy!

This verdant Mediterranean Tuna Salad is healthy, delicious, and packed with flavor! Crunchy veggies, lots of Greek herbs, and peppery arugula round out this easy tuna salad. It’s satisfying and a real crowd-pleaser. Made this recipe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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