Mediterranean Chickpea & Tuna Salad

You know what’s cool about this easy, simple, nutritious and delicious Mediterranean chickpea & tuna salad recipe?

Overhead shot of all ingredients for Mediterranean Chickpea & Tuna Salad - fresh tomatoes, cucumber, olives, chickpeas and tuna.

The beauty of this chickpea tuna salad.

It could be the fact that it takes less than 10 minutes to throw together.  It could be the fact that it’s craveable, meaning since making it the first time, I can’t stop thinking about making it and eating it again. 

Or maybe it’s the fact that it’s SO yummy you don’t even know it’s insanely good for you.  It could also be that it’s so simple it really doesn’t even require a recipe. 

Okay so maybe it’s the fact that it’s all four of those things, making it a completely stellar recipe in my book.

Basically I’m telling you that whatever is important to you in a recipe, whether it’s ease, simplicity, deliciousness or nutritiousness (is that a word?), this recipe HAS IT ALL.

It’s just a few basic things that just work really well together: chickpeas, albacore tuna, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, Greek olives (nomnomnom) and a red wine vinegar & oregano dressing you’ll wanna put on everything. 

You have my word.

Overhead shot of chickpeas in a white colander.
Side shot of all ingredients in a clear bowl.

A healthy salad option for all-year round.

I also realize it’s the new year (2018 WHAT?!) and everyone is looking for new and healthy recipes to help them get back on track, and I’m here for ya – just peruse my endless library of super delicious things – but I honestly hope this is a recipe you’ll also be searching for this spring, summer, fall, and so on. 

I hope it becomes a back pocket recipe that you whip up when you have 30 seconds to make lunch or dinner and need to use up or rely on pantry items and those tomatoes that might go bad in a few days.

It’s seriously one of those.

Also, don’t you just think this bowl is beautiful?  I kinda wanna stare at it for days on end. 

Okay, no one really has time for that, but you get what I’m sayin’. Time to make this mediterranean chickpea & tuna salad.

Enjoy, friends.  I hope you’re having the best ever start to a new year.

Overhead shot of Mediterranean Chickpea & Tuna Salad ingredients in a clear bowl.

Now let’s eat.


Mediterranean Chickpea & Tuna Salad

An easy, simple, nutritious and delicious mediterranean recipe for chickpea & tuna salad that comes together in just 10 minutes! 

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • Pinch coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (2.6-ounce) pouches albacore white tuna
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ English cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup Greek olives
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained (optional)


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir in chickpeas, tuna, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and artichokes. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 316
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 245mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg

Keywords: no mayo, best, easy, quick, healthy, delicious, make ahead, meal prep

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4 thoughts on “Mediterranean Chickpea & Tuna Salad”

  1. I think my husband would love this! And if I kept some aside I could substitute halloumi for tuna for a vege version!

    Perfect for a work packed lunch!

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