Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Salad

I love salads almost as much as I love my plain cakes! Is it weird that I love salads so much?

It wasn't love at first sight though… I started having salads as a compensation for not eating fruits. Yep, I dont eat fruits and because of that I got a lot of flak, so I started eating salads with some kinda vengeance and you know what… slowly I started enjoying it and then I fell in love with salads!

Now, you must be wondering then how come you are not seeing many salad recipes here. Well, back In Bahrain, I had my fav salad places and I used to order them twice/thrice in a week ;)

I guess one of the foods that I miss most after relocating is salad, so finally I got around to making one at home the other day.

This Mediterranean salad is something that you can whip up easily at home. Though I've given the measurements, use it as a guideline and you can adjust the quantities to suit your taste.

The chickpeas and tuna combo is a good one and quite filling too. You can customise this salad and add veggies of your choice.

Here is the recipe…

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Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Salad

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Course: Appetiser, Lunch, Dinner, Light Snacks
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Salad, Tuna Salad, Feta Salad, Chicpea Tuna Salad
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 1 – 1.5 cups Cooked Chickpeas (refer notes)
  • 1 can Tuna (refer notes)
  • 1 medium Onion (sliced)
  • 1 small – medium Cucumber (diced)
  • 1 medium – big Tomato (diced, refer notes)
  • 1/4 -1/3 cup Crumbled feta cheese
  • 8-10 Pitted Olives (optional)
  • A couple of salad leaves (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon juice

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients except feta cheese, olive oil and lemon juice in a wide and deep bowl.
  • In a small cup combine extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Drizzle this over the mixed salad and sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese.

Notes

You can also use canned chickpeas. If using canned chickpeas drain and rinse it a couple of times.
If using dried chickpeas you will need around 2/3 – 3/4 cup of chickpeas.
The nt. wt of Tuna can that I used was 185gms.
If you have cherry tomatoes, that's ideal for this recipe. Another popular combo is chickpeas and avocado, so if you don't eat/like tuna, you can go for that combo.
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1 thought on “Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Salad”

  1. I tried it out and more than a salad , it was a meal by itself. It was a pleasant change from the usual spicy dishes we normally have.
    I used small onions and also potatoes as they are my favorites. Overall , a nice recipe which I’m sure I’ll use repeatedly.

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