Chickpea and Tuna Salad

The best part about this Chickpea and Tuna Salad is that it is quick, easy, cheap and great for a weight loss diet or general healthy eating plan.

Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fibre. Tuna is an easy way to obtain and consume some nutritious omega 3 fatty acids and protein.

Close up on a dish of chickpea salad with tuna and herbs

Chickpea and Tuna Salad Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves 2


  • 1 x 200 gram can of spring water tuna drained
  • 1 x 400gram can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 handful of chopped parsley
  • 2 cups of mixed lettuce
  • 2 spring onions diced
  • 1 lemon (half for squeezing, half for wedges)
  • 1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

Optional additional ingredients

  • 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber diced
  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice or quinoa


Chop, drain, rinse and prepare all ingredients and mix together in a bowl.


Without additional ingredients 270 calories per serve.

With ingredients 380 calories