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Chickpea Lemon Tuna Salad


Chickpea lemon tuna salad is made with light lemon dressing. This salad recipe is simple, yet flavorful with chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers and canned tuna. Serve this as a side salad or eat on its own for a high-protein lunch.

chickpea lemon tuna salad in a white serving bowl with lemon wedges on the side.

Chickpea Lemon Tuna Salad

This chickpea lemon tuna salad is healthy and tastes great. You’ll be getting protein from tuna and chickpeas, and loads of vitamins and minerals from tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion. This salad can be whipped up in under 10 minutes!

You can meal prep it on Sunday, and store it in mason jars for grab-and-go lunches throughout the week. I love mason jar salads because they make life easier. Here are some more mason jar salad recipes.

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Chickpea Lemon Tuna Salad Ingredients

This salad is packed with a rainbow of veggies:

  • Chickpeas – You’ll need one can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – I used cherry tomatoes in the recipe, but any kind will work.
  • Cucumber – You can use regular or mini cucumbers, sliced into bite-sized pieces.
  • Red Onion – 1/2 cup of chopped red onion is used.
  • Chunk Light Tuna – You can use any kind of canned tuna you like.
  • Salad Dressing – You’ll also need 1 lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.
hand squeezing lemon overtop of chickpea tuna salad in a white bowl

How To Make Chickpea Lemon Tuna Salad

This salad is very simple. Here are the main steps:

  1. SALAD – Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and toss them together.
  2. DRESSING – Make the salad dressing in a smaller bowl. Drizzle overtop of salad and toss together.
  3. STORE – You can store this salad in the fridge for up to 2 days without it becoming soggy. It’s delicious as leftovers!

For the full ingredients list and instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.

chickpea lemon tuna salad in white bowl with lemon wedges

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Chickpea Lemon Tuna Salad

Chickpea lemon tuna salad is made with light lemon dressing. This salad recipe is simple, yet flavorful with chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers and canned tuna. Serve this as a side salad or eat on its own for a high-protein lunch.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 can chickpeas - drained and rinsed
  • 1 can chunk light tuna - drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes - sliced in half
  • 1 cup cucumber - sliced and quartered
  • ½ cup chopped red onion

Salad Dressing:

  • ½ freshly squeezed lemon - about 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Instructions

  • Add the chickpeas, tuna, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and red onion to a large bowl and toss together.
  • In a small bowl, combine salad dressing ingredients: ½ of freshly squeezed lemon, olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix together.
  • Drizzle the salad dressing overtop and toss together. Squeeze more fresh lemon if desired.
Nutrition
Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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