Chickpea and Tuna Salad with Quinoa Recipe

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Cooking 3 meals a day is time-consuming. Most of us are just too busy to plan and cook every meal of the day. This feeling is increased when it is hot outside, and all you want to do is lay out in front of the sun- not cooking. So turn off the stove and instead whip up this deliciously nutritious chickpea and tuna salad with quinoa recipe.

The Chickpea and Tuna Salad With Quinoa Recipe That will Keep You Fueled all Day


There is nothing easier than opening a can of tuna and chopping some veggies to make a great salad. Plus if you cook some quinoa as a side for last night’s dinner you can save some for this recipe. Not to mention quinoa and tuna make a snappy pair. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E, and fiber. Tuna provides a high level of omega-3 fatty acids. Combine quinoa and tuna together with a few veggies and you have a very healthy meal. (aka the Chickpea and Tuna Salad with Quinoa Recipe) Not to mention that tuna is pretty cheap too.

From a nutritional standpoint, this dish is fantastic. It is filling, yummy, and healthy all at the same time.

Chickpea and Tuna Salad with Quinoa Recipe


  • 1/4 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 2 oz of avocado
  • 1 small red pepper, large dice
  • 1/4 of a cucumber with peel, large dice
  • 1/2 can tuna in water, drained
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. While you wait for the quinoa to cook chop your veggies and add them to your salad bowl.
  3. Drain and rinse your chickpeas and add them to the salad bowl.
  4. Drain your tuna and use a fork to flake out half the can into your salad bowl.
  5. By now the quinoa should be done, rinse it under cool water and add it to your salad bowl.
  6. Squeeze the juice from one lemon wedge onto the salad, add fresh and dried spices and mix gently.



Lyda Mclallen

Lyda is a health and fitness contributor for Kudolife.

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