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Mediterranean Tuna Salad is a healthy twist on classic tuna salad. Your favorite Mediterranean ingredients like feta cheese, olives and fresh vegetables are mixed with tuna and a Greek yogurt dill dressing. This works great for lunches on pita or over lettuce or bring it to a summer get together! 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with spoon

MEDITERRANEAN TUNA SALAD 

If you have been hanging out here for a while you know my love for Mediterranean inspired salads. From this Balela Salad to this Easy Lebanese Salad to this Summer Orzo Pasta Salad to this Mediterranean Bean Salad I have them all on rotation all summer long. 

I am excited to be partnering with the American Dairy Association Mideast to share today’s Mediterranean Tuna Salad. It is another favorite salad of mine. It uses my favorite Mediterranean inspired ingredients to create a flavorful tuna salad.

I love the combination of kalamata olives, feta cheese and fresh vegetables along with the artichokes and roasted red peppers. It is topped off with a light Greek yogurt dill dressing. This makes a nice meal during the weeks on pita or over lettuce or makes a nice side dish for a summer get together. 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad ingredients

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS TUNA SALAD?

TUNA: I use chunk light tuna in water for this tuna salad. You can use whatever you favorite canned tuna is. 

FETA CHEESE: I love adding feta cheese to salads. It adds protein and a nice flavor to the salad. You can either buy pre-crumbled feta cheese or you can buy a block of feta cheese and crumble it yourself. 

VEGETABLES: Fresh vegetables are a great addition to this tuna salad. I used cucumber, celery, red onion, roasted red peppers, green onions and artichokes. 

OLIVES: I love adding olives to my Mediterranean inspired salads. This salad uses kalamata olives that are pitted. You can use whatever you favorite olive is! 

GREEK YOGURT DRESSING: The Greek yogurt dressing is my favorite to use in tuna salad recipes. It uses a plain Greek yogurt that is combined with lemon juice, olive oil and fresh dill. 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with blue napkin

HOW CAN I MODIFY THIS EASY TUNA SALAD?

VEGETABLES: As I mentioned above fresh vegetables are a great addition to this salad. You can use a variety of other vegetables like like carrots, bell peppers and tomatoes. 

CHEESE: I like to use feta cheese in Mediterranean salads but you can also use goat cheese or even a shredded mozzarella cheese. 

BEANS: A nice addition to salads is beans. I love that it adds protein and texture. Try using chickpeas, white beans or black beans. 

HERBS: Fresh herbs can take a salad to the next level. Curly or flat leaf Italian parsley work nicely along with basil. 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad on pita

WHAT IS DAIRY FARMING LIKE IN OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA?

  • National Dairy Month in June is a time to celebrate America’s dairy farmers, who provide us with healthy dairy foods. Meet Ohio and West Virginia dairy farming families at Drink-Milk.com. 
  • Dairy farmers are committed to help nourish communities and help provide wholesome, nutritious, affordable food and are continuing to work around the clock to keep grocery store shelves stocked with fresh dairy foods. 
  • Even during tough times, Ohio and West Virginia dairy farmers remain committed to producing safe, nutritious dairy foods, including milk, cheese and yogurt, that provide essential nutrients to help nourish our families and communities
  • In Ohio and West Virginia, cows on about 1,800 dairy farms produce about 639 million gallons of milk each year. Milk makes it from Ohio and West Virginia dairy farms to your fridge in just 48 hours, making it a fresh source of high-quality protein. 

A day with Ohio Dairy Farmers. Learning all about the dairy production in Ohio!

IS DAIRY NUTRITIOUS FOR ME?

  • Milk, cheese and yogurt contain a unique package of nine essential nutrients. Dairy’s unique nutrient package is hard to replace and is one of the most affordable and accessible ways of getting calcium, vitamin D and potassium — three of the four critical nutrients most often lacking in Americans’ diets.
  • Greek yogurt is high in protein, which helps to keep you fuller longer, and it packs in dairy’s 9 essential nutrients. Six ounces of Greek yogurt typically contains 14–17 grams of protein (regular yogurt has 7-8 grams). It adds creaminess and tang, too. Find out the differences between Greek and regular yogurt. 

 

 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with spoon

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Mediterranean Tuna Salad is a healthy twist on classic tuna salad. Your favorite Mediterranean ingredients like feta cheese, olives and fresh vegetables are mixed with tuna and a Greek yogurt dill dressing. This works great for lunches on pita or over lettuce or bring it to a summer get together! 

Ingredients

Salad ingredients

  • 3 - 5 ounce cans of canned tuna, drained
  • 1/4 of a cup of red onion, chopped 
  • 1 english cucumber, diced
  • 1 - 15 ounce jar of artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, chopped 
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled 
  • 5-6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped 

Greek Yogurt Dressing

  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

Instructions

    1. Combine the tuna, red onion, cucumber, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, celery, olives, feta cheese, green onions and parsley in large mixing bowl and gently combine.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the plain Greek yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper and whisk to combine.
    3. Add the dressing to the tuna salad and gently mix until combined.
    4. Serve the tuna salad as is, on a bed of greens, a sandwich or pita bread.
For more information about dairy nutrition, to find delicious new recipes and to meet Ohio and West Virginia dairy farmers, visit www.Drink-MIlk.com, and follow the American Dairy Association Mideast on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Today’s post is sponsored by the American Dairy Association Mideast. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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