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


  • 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


  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.

  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.


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.



Now it’s you turn! Please link up your healthy recipes below:

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

Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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