Simple Chickpea and Tuna Salad

chickpea tuna salad in white bowl

There are three criteria I look for when selecting recipes for lunch prep: easy, delicious, and healthy. And friend, this Simple Chickpea and Tuna Salad checks all the boxes.

This recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes, gets some major flavor from a surprise ingredient, and is packed with both protein and fiber to keep you full until supper.

Officially, the recipe makes four servings, but you can double up if you’re hungry. I like to prep a double batch in advance (using packaged cooked hardboiled eggs, because I’m lazy like that).

Simple Chickpea and Tuna Salad

Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 14 oz. (400g) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained 
  • 5 oz. (145g) can tuna in olive oil 
  • 1 oz. (30g) cocktail gherkins, sliced 
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced 
  • ¼ red onion, diced 
  • 2 eggs, cooked, chopped 
  • 1 Tbs. chopped parsley (for serving)
  • salt and pepper 


Combine all ingredients, including the oil from the tuna, in a bowl and mix well. Season well to taste with salt and pepper and serve sprinkled with fresh parsley. 

Per serving: 186 calories, 6 grams fat, 18 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar, 15 grams protein, 41 mg sodium.

Like I said: easy, delicious, healthy.

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