This is a protein rich meal or side dish.
Also, I’m not a HUGE fan of tuna without mayonnaise or sandwich spread mixed with it…too “fishy” for me. But this didn’t leave me feeling fishy after eating it. The lemon juice, dill and other flavors made the un-mayonized tuna totally edible. And I actually ended up kinda liking it. (Perhaps I’m turning over a new tuna leaf.)
Chickpea Tuna Salad
A light and fresh tuna + chickpea salad!
Servings - 4 servings
- 2 - 15 oz. cans chickpeas
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 2 - 6 oz. cans tuna in water
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Drain and rinse the chick peas.
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Toss and serve.
- If preferred, chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours and serve chilled.
This is a very healthy recipe but chickpeas do have carbs in them, about 45 grams in one cup. They are also high in fiber though.
[email protected] On A Dime says
Thanks! I need something with higher protein. I will give it a try.
Now I cant say that I have ever used chick pea. May be an interesting adventure.
Keeping up good work girl on this blog. Oh the time and thought that you put into it.
Just wanted to tell you it is admirable.
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says
So did your kids eat this? Mine wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole! I love chickpeas but I’m not a huge tuna fan either. I can see where it wouldn’t be as “fishy” in something like this but I would still rather do chicken. Tuna’s cheaper though!!
Jill B says
I expected this would be the vegetarian “tuna salad” – mash chickpeas, use some lemon juice and mayo if you like – can adjust and add to your preference.
I will definitely do this one
I didn’t have lemon juice on hand so I used a few tsp of apple cider vinegar and Udo’s oil instead of olive and everyone here loved it, 9yr old,2 yr old and Mom and Dad. Gluten free (dd) and Paleo diet (dh) Thank you for another quick option! We always have these ingredients on hand so this will be a quick go to when dinner or lunch is not planned and we are all “starving” 🙂
Hello! First time posting a comment. Love your site! As a registered dietitian, I love how you show how we can eat healthy on the cheap. But as I work mainly with folks with diabetes, I do feel the need to state that chickpeas have lots of carbs (healthy ones though!) at about 23gm of total carbohydrates per 1/2 cup. Can still fit nicely into a diabetic diet.