This tuna salad recipe gets an upgrade with olives, feta and a tahini dressing. Served over baby spinach, this is the perfect easy and light lunch or dinner salad.

Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N.
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2016


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk tahini, lemon juice and water together in a bowl. Add tuna, olives, feta and parsley; stir to combine. Serve the tuna salad over 2 cups spinach, with the orange on the side.


Nutrition Facts

375.5 calories; protein 25.7g 51% DV; carbohydrates 26.2g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 13.9g; fat 21g 32% DV; saturated fat 5.2g 26% DV; cholesterol 46.3mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 5920.2IU 118% DV; vitamin c 94mg 157% DV; folate 154.1mcg 39% DV; calcium 271mg 27% DV; iron 4.8mg 27% DV; magnesium 102.5mg 37% DV; potassium 779.8mg 22% DV; sodium 664.8mg 27% DV; thiamin 0.6mg 58% DV.

Reviews (5)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I have made this salad twice. The first time I followed it to the letter. The second time I added about a tablespoon (maybe slightly less) of extra virgin olive oil to the tahini dressing. It tasted the same yet it was a whole new salad at the same time. The olive oil definitely bumps up the taste factor. I also added 7 olives instead of 4 the second time because I like 'em. The orange slices on the side are nice. I think they're there to cut the saltiness of the salad (although I didn't personally find it too salty). The orange also adds nice color to the plate. This recipe will definitely be one of my regular dinners. It will be nice to have in the summer. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
A bit salty but I balanced it with half of a croissant. I added cracked pepper and it was very tasty. I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It was salty but very good. I used Fat Free Feta cheese and the single serving cups of Dole No Sugar added mandarin oranges. I had more than 2 cups of spinach. It was a huge meal. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Way to salty. It really felt like I needed to add crackers or maybe put it on bread. My family did not care for this at all also. I left out the feta. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made some changes since I didn't have everything listed. My tahini sauce was also already blended with mint parsley cilantro garlic olive oil and lemon. I added a juice of one lime to thin it out. I finely chopped some olives and chopped green onions. Instead of eating the tuna on top of the spinach I chiffonade the spinach and sprinkled some sliced almonds. It didn't NEED the feta but still I wish I had some. DELISH. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
It was OK. Too much for a lunch salad. Next time I will make 2 lunches out of it. Also won't include everything with the tuna. Put the feta and kalamata olives on the spinach separately and drizzle the tahini dressing over it. Then I can add more fresh veggies and maybe something crunchy... Read More