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Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Lemon, Red Pepper & Oregano

Total Time
20 min
20 min
This easy tuna salad recipe is bursting with Mediterranean flavors—and it is ready in just 20 minutes. Serve it on its own, on a sliced of toasted wheat bread, or atop a bed of peppery arugula or milder-flavor baby spinach. We’ve opted for plain Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise to give this dish a boost of protein while maintaining its creaminess. You’ll need just half a lemon to produce enough zest and juice for this recipe. Red bell peppers give this dish color and sweetness, but you can substitute a yellow or orange one. Don’t substitute a green bell pepper though, as their flavor isn’t sweet enough.


Plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup(s)

Fresh oregano

2 tsp, minced

Fresh parsley

2 tsp, minced (plus extra for garnish)

Fresh lemon juice

¾ tsp

Lemon zest

¼ tsp, finely grated

Jarred minced garlic

¼ tsp

Kosher salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper


Canned chunk white tuna in water

6 oz, well-drained

Red bell pepper

½ cup(s), diced


½ cup(s), chopped, thinly sliced


1 Tbsp, chopped, minced


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, oregano, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  2. In another medium bowl, combine drained tuna, red pepper, celery, and shallot; spoon yogurt mixture over tuna mixture and gently fold to combine. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  3. Serving size: 1/2 cup