Tahini Tuna Salad

I will admit it. I know how healthy tuna is for me but I get bored with it. Tuna Salad isn’t very exciting.

Then I heard about a Lebanese style Tahini Tuna recipe. It lets me enjoy those omega-3 fatty acids without the mayonnaise or pickle juice. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and olive oil. It is found in hummus and used in other Middle Eastern dishes. The taste is distinct and this recipe has become my new go-to tuna dish. Enjoy it on crackers, bread, lettuce wraps or with chopped veggies. Enjoy all the benefits a classic with a Middle Eastern twist!

Tahini Tuna Salad

Rating: 51

Tahini Tuna Salad

Ingredients

  • Tahini Dressing:
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini*
  • 1 6oz container of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

    Tuna Salad
  • 1 can of tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 c. onion, diced
  • 1/2 c. celery diced
  • 2 Tbsp. capers
  • 1 Tahini Dressing recipe

Instructions

  1. Tahini Dressing:
    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Chill in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld. This dressing can be made up ahead of time or used immediately. It gets better after an hour or more.
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  2. Tuna Salad:
    In a bowl toss the Tuna ingredients till they are all coated evenly. Cover and chill until you are ready to use. Use it like you would your traditional tuna salad.
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Notes

Make sure to mix your jar of Tahini well to incorporate the oil before measuring. You can find Tahini with other spreads like natural peanut butter in the health food section. One can will last you for a long time and many delicious recipes.

http://www.mamavation.com/2012/03/tahini-tuna-salad.html

Enjoy!

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Submitted by Andrea (@notimeMom) from Adventures in All Things Food. Farmer’s wife, SAHM and foodie at heart.

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I love tahini and can’t wait to try this!

  2. I don’t care for tuna, but I’d like to try this on chicken salad!

  3. That sounds DELICIOUS. I can’t wait to try it!

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