Mediterranean Tuna-Spinach Salad

Mediterranean Tuna-Spinach Salad

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2016

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.

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  • 1½ tablespoons tahini
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1½ tablespoons water
  • 1 5-ounce can chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 4 Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 medium orange, peeled or sliced


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  1. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 cup tuna salad, 2 cups spinach & 1 orange
  • Per serving: 375 calories; 21 g fat(5 g sat); 6 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 154 mcg folate; 46 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5,920 IU vitamin A; 94 mg vitamin C; 271 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 665 mg sodium; 780 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (157% daily value), Vitamin A (118% dv), Folate (38% dv), Iron (28% dv), Calcium (27% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: ½ vegetable, 1 fruit, 2 lean meat, ½ medium-fat meat, 3 fat

Reviews 5

March 18, 2018
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By: Kristina
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.
February 25, 2018
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By: terridigby
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!
August 31, 2017
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By: Margaret Baily
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.
August 07, 2017
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By: Melisa Portillo
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.
February 20, 2017
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By: SalsaMamaSue
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...
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