Chickpea and Tuna Salad

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Found this in Lidia Italy at Home, and it looks easy so how can it be bad with these ingredients? For a taste of it on a bruschetta grill slices of country bread. Allow for cooling time. Update - I made this again the other night and use crushed red pepper flakes instead of black pepper and I too reduced the amount of oil that I used.Also, served it with avocado slices(drizzled with lime juice)on the side. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, gently toss together the chickpeas, the tuna, onion slices, the olive oil, vinegar, chopped parsley and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Add more olive oil, vinegar, or salt and pepper as you like.
  3. Serve chilled.


Most Helpful

Great base recipe, has so much potential for many other ideas! I cut the recipe for just me, one can chickpea, one can tuna. Omit the olive oil and add 2 tsp Greek dressing. Thinly sliced white onion ( what was on hand ) a good shake of "Garlic Plus" seasoning, S&P and a dash of hot sauce. It was heavenly, planned on taking some to work tomorrow but instead ate the whole bowl! Thanks for this, the variations are endless.

dreamingofcheese October 03, 2011

I found this recipe to be a great inspiration to make myself a quick lunch from pantry staples I had on hand. I scaled down the recipe to one can organic chickpeas and one can albacore tuna to that I added: ~1 T each safflower and olive oils, 11/2 T Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (super duper healthy stuff), ~2 T each red and yellow bell peppers finely chopped, 1/2 small onion finely chopped, 1/4 Mrs. Dash Orginal Flavor, 1/4 tsp. Spike Brand - VEGIT Magic 1/4 tsp, ~ 1/4 tsp. Spike Brand Vegesal (with Salt), 1/4 tsp. tumeric (super healthy), 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (Capsaicin makes red pepper flakes a healthier choice than just plain old black pepper), ~1 1/2 T roughly chopped parsley (straight from my garden), and ~ 1 T sesame seeds (healthy minerals). I stirred up and ate it all immediately and I must say it was quite delicious. And I was quite hungry. Try It. You'll like It. :)

I would imagine this recipe is best served at room temperature as opposed to cold.

aspiringhealthnut July 07, 2011

This is delicious! The flavors all compliment each other very well. I cut the recipe down to two servings, and made this for myself for lunch today, and I had it with a couple slices of French bread. Now I have lunch tomorrow too! I used a white onion, which was perfect for me, because I don't really care for a strong onion flavor. However, I found myself "seeking out" the onion. It adds such a nice, needed crunch. I only used 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil for the 2-serving recipe (half the amount called for). I feel any more than that, and it would have been too oily. I only buy tuna in water, so that's what I used, and I had to use dried parsley (I don't often keep fresh herbs around). This is definitely a keeper! I would definitely take this to a BBQ or a get-together as a nice change from a pasta salad. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Greeny4444 March 15, 2011

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