Chickpea Tuna Salad

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Chickpea Tuna Salad with capers is perfect for lunch! Quick and easy for meal prep! Healthy and filling, this mayo-less Tuna Salad is loaded with protein and Omega 3s and tastes even better the next day.

Chickpea Tuna Salad with capers is perfect for lunch! Quick and easy for meal prep! Healthy and filling, this mayo-less Tuna Salad is loaded with protein and Omega 3s and tastes even better the next day.
Chickpea Tuna Salad

I've had this salad on my mind and realized I had all the ingredients on hand to whip this up, and I loved it! This would make a great meal prep lunch, you can double the recipe, the flavors only get better then next day. Lettuce is totally optional, there's no oil, no mayo, instead I drizzled some of the brine from the capers (the liquid) along with red wine vinegar and loved how it turned out.

More tuna recipes you might enjoy are Tuna Salad Wraps, Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula and Canned Tuna Ceviche.

When buying canned tuna, I prefer pole caught, wild albacore. (affil link) is a brand I like, caught in the USA, certified sustainable, turtle safe, dolphin safe, low mercury, bpa free, etc. It costs a little more than other brands but for me, it's worth it.

Chickpea Tuna Salad with capers is perfect for lunch! Quick and easy for meal prep! Healthy and filling, this mayo-less Tuna Salad is loaded with protein and Omega 3s and tastes even better the next day.

Chickpea Tuna Salad with capers is perfect for lunch! Quick and easy for meal prep! Healthy and filling, this mayo-less Tuna Salad is loaded with protein and Omega 3s and tastes even better the next day.Chickpea Tuna Salad with capers is perfect for lunch! Quick and easy for meal prep! Healthy and filling, this mayo-less Tuna Salad is loaded with protein and Omega 3s and tastes even better the next day.

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Chickpea Tuna Salad with capers is perfect for lunch! Quick and easy for meal prep! Healthy and filling, this mayo-less Tuna Salad is loaded with protein and tastes even better the next day.
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Chickpea Tuna Salad

273Cals27Protein36Carbs2.5Fats
Prep Time: 5mins
Total Time: 5mins
Yield: 2servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
Chickpea Tuna Salad with capers is perfect for lunch! Quick and easy for meal prep! Healthy and filling, this mayo-less Tuna Salad is loaded with protein and Omega 3s and tastes even better the next day.

Ingredients

  • 15ouncecan chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 6ouncecan wild albacore tuna, drained (I like American Tuna)
  • 1 to 2tablespoonschopped red onion
  • 2tablespoonscapers, plus 2 tablespoons of the brine
  • 2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
  • chopped lettuce, optional

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients, adjust the vinegar and brine to your taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1generous cup, Calories: 273kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 510mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 2g
Blue Smart Points: 0
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 0
Points +: 7
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