30-Minute Chickpea Tuna Salad Recipe

30-Minute Chickpea Tuna Salad Recipe

Have you had chickpeas and tuna in your salad yet?
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Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Dish, Salad
Keyword: Chickepea Tuna Salad
Servings: 4
Author: Aysegul Sanford


For the Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot chopped, or 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic use more if desired
  • 2 tbsp pickle juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For the Salad

  • 15 oz chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 5 oz tuna any protein could be used
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup pickles sliced, about 6-7 pickles
  • 1 cucumber cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives or any olives you like, sliced
  • 4 radishes sliced or cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups arugula or any other salad greens and/or sprouts, rinsed


  • To make the dressing: Place olive oil, shallot, garlic, lemon and pickle juice, salt and pepper in a small jar. Put the lid on and give it a good shake. Set aside. The dressing can be made 2 days in advance, placed in a jar with a tight lid, and kept in the fridge.
  • To assemble the salad: Put chickpeas, tuna, tomatoes, pickles, cucumber, olives, chopped egg, radishes, and arugula in a salad bowl.
  • Drizzle with the dressing. Give it a gentle toss. Taste for seasoning and serve.