Healthy & Filling Tuna Salad

Healthy & Filling Tuna Salad


  • 1 can of American tuna, drained
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (canned and drained or cooked from dry)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved or chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced pickles (dill or sweet, depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare Ingredients:

    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, cooked chickpeas, chopped hard-boiled eggs, red onion, pickles, and shredded red cabbage.
  2. Make Dressing:

    • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard until well combined.
  3. Combine and Season:

    • Pour the dressing over the tuna mixture and gently toss until everything is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Chill:

    • Refrigerate the tuna salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve:

    • Once chilled, give the salad a final gentle toss and transfer it to a serving bowl or plate.
  6. Garnish:

    • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

This tuna salad is versatile and can be served in various ways—on a bed of greens, as a sandwich filling, or with whole-grain crackers. Feel free to adjust the ingredient quantities to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your delicious and protein-packed tuna salad!

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