You can eat delicious food while still reaching your healthy living goals. This Mediterranean tuna salad recipe is as versatile as it is delicious. It’s also really easy to prepare. You are in control of building your meal according to your guidelines.
The 2B Mindset by Beachbody is a healthy eating plan for weight loss that makes losing weight a no-brainer as long as you remember the ratios for your meals. There’s nothing to weigh or measure. You can easily fit a healthy Mediterranean tuna salad into your 2B Mindset meal plan by Beachbody and stay on track with your diet without compromising flavor.
Starting with a lean protein like tuna will keep you feeling full longer. Be sure the tuna you use is packed in water, not oil. You will add the fat you choose in your homemade dressing as well as with the olives. Keep in mind like with any recipe that you can alter the ingredients, for example how much oil to use.
As long as you are tracking your fat and other “accessories” in 2B Mindset, you are prepared! The next step to a delicious Mediterranean tuna salad meal is the veggies. Cucumbers, peppers, and red onions give this salad a ton of flavor. Add more if you prefer.
A little Italian parsley is a freebie and will bring out the fresh taste in all of the ingredients. Serve your tuna salad over a bed of greens for even more of a “veggies most” boost. If you are having this dish as a lunch or snack you can even consider adding a fiber-filled carbohydrate like garbanzo beans or having your salad with some whole-grain crackers or a slice of pita bread.
2B Mindset Mediterranean Tuna Salad Ingredients
This recipe seems like it might be difficult because the ingredients list is relatively long. But it all comes together when you see the list of directions. You’ll start with 2 cans of tuna. You will need to make sure it is the kind of tuna packed in water, not oil.
That is what helps make this Mediterranean tuna salad fit into 2B Mindset. Everything else comes together pretty easily. You will need red peppers, red onions, Kalamata olives, a cucumber, and some parsley.
The dressing is also very easy to make. You can’t have a Meditteranean tuna salad without a dressing. This dressing only needs lemon juice, olive oil, some salt, and dijon mustard. That’s it. Now it’s time to get to work and make a healthy salad that is far from boring.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the tuna, peppers, onion, olives, cucumber, and parsley. Set aside.
Heat a small amount of olive oil in a skillet. Brown the chopped garlic for 3 to 4 minutes over medium-low heat.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the lemon juice, oil, salt, mustard, and browned garlic. Whisk until all ingredients are combined.
Add the dressing to the tuna mixture and stir to combine.
2B Mindset Recipe Mediterranean Tuna Salad
- 2 Cans Tuna in Water Drained
- 1/2 Cup Roasted Red Peppers Chopped
- 1/2 Small Red Onion Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Kalamata Olives Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Cucumber Seeded and Chopped
- 2 Tbsp Italian Parsley Chopped
- 1 Lemon Juiced
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 Clove of Garlic Finely Chopped
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the tuna, peppers, onion, olives, cucumber, and parsley. Set aside.
- Heat a small amount of olive oil in a skillet. Brown the chopped garlic for 3 to 4 minutes over medium-low heat.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the lemon juice, oil, salt, mustard, and browned garlic. Whisk until all ingredients are combined.
- Add the dressing to the tuna mixture and stir to combine.
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