Chickpea and Tuna Salad

The best part about this 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

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

written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014. Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."