Mediterranean Tuna Salad


Since the rest of this light summer salad is low in fat, opt for tuna packed in oil for more satisfaction, flavor, and to help your body absorb all of the nutrients from the veggies.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 8 ounce fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 lemons (1 Tbsp. zest, 6 Tbsp. juice)

  • 4 teaspoon capers, rinsed

  • 2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ head romaine lettuce, cored and cut crosswise into ribbons (4 cups)

  • 2 5 ounce cans olive oil-packed tuna, drained

  • 1 yellow or red sweet pepper, cut into strips

  • ½ cup pitted green and/or black olives

  • ½ cup sliced radishes


  1. Steam beans in steamer basket 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove; place in a large bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well.

  2. Meanwhile, for dressing, in a small bowl whisk together oil, lemon zest and juice, capers, mustard, and a pinch salt.

  3. Arrange lettuce on a large platter. Top with tuna, beans, sweet pepper, olives, and radishes. Drizzle with some of the dressing; pass remaining.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
18g Fat
10g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 686mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 59.8mg 299%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 556mg 12%
Folate, total 108.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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