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This isn’t your typical gloppy mayonnaise-y tuna salad – in this Mediterranean Tuna Salad, a humble can of tuna gets an upgrade!
It’s keto, it’s delicious, and it’s got some surprising ingredients in it, making this the perfect tuna salad for sandwiches (on low-carb bread), putting on top of Keto Crackers, serving with avocado – like I do in this recipe – or just out of the bowl on its own.
What You Need to Make Mediterranean Tuna Salad
- A mixing bowl – these mixing bowls are amazing, indestructible, and will last a lifetime
- Solid knife for chopping – this Henkles knife is a great value for the quality
- Cutting board
Ingredients to Make This Tuna Salad
- Sour cream
- Feta cheese – use ricotta salata if you prefer
- Red bell pepper
- Shallot – shallots are like a mild onion but are actually in the garlic family. Use green onion if you have no shallots.
- Salt and pepper
What Kind of Tuna Should You Use?
Tuna packed in water, tuna packed in oil. Tuna with herbs and seasonings. White albacore tuna. And a million different brands. It can be confusing, but here’s the bottom line: whatever tuna you like or have on hand will probably work in this recipe!
Tuna in water – just drain off the water and give it to the cat.
Tuna packed in oil – drain and discard the oil.
The only tuna I’d be reluctant to use is tuna with seasonings because you don’t want the flavor to conflict with the recipe.
How to Make Mediterranean Tuna Salad
- Drain the tuna and put it in a bowl. Add the mayo, sour cream, crumbled feta, chopped red bell pepper, shallot, parsley, and salt and pepper.
- Mix well.
- Cut the avocados and pop out the seed. Serve each half an avocado with 1/4 cup of Mediterranean Tuna Salad.
- Don’t like capers? Substitute some chopped olives.
- Don’t have shallots? Use green onion.
- Don’t have fresh parsley? Use 1 tsp dried parsley.
- Don’t have sour cream or mayo? Use the full amount of whichever you have.
- Don’t have a can of tuna? Use a can of well-drained chicken!
How to Serve With Mediterranean Tuna Salad
I like to enjoy this salad inside the cavity of a nice, fresh avocado. That makes a filling meal, or you can use this tuna salad in a lettuce cup, in a low-carb wrap, on top of your favorite Keto Crackers, or enjoy it as a part of composed salad plate along with this Southern Chicken Salad and Shrimp Salad.
Will This Tuna Salad Recipe Freeze?
Sadly, no. The sour cream and mayo don’t freeze well and this recipe will lose texture and liquid through the freezing and defrosting process.
This dish is best eaten fresh.
How Long Will This Recipe Keep?
It is tuna, which has a shorter shelf life than some other proteins, so try to eat it within 2-3 days.
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Made from humble ingredients, this Mediterranean Tuna Salad is flavorful, easy, and fabulous!
- 1 can tuna, drained
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 2 tbs mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp shallot, finely diced
- 2 tbsp bell pepper, finely diced
- 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 2 tbsp feta, crumbled
- Drain the tuna and put it into a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with a touch of salt and pepper if desired.
I've served this salad with avocado, but haven't included the avocado in the nutritional info in case you want to enjoy the tuna salad a different way.
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 604mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g
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