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Tuna Salad with Tahini

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Tired of the same old tuna salad? Check out this Middle Eastern version for a little variety and great taste! Tuna salad with tahini makes an excellent, healthy lunch.


  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup tahini sauce, depending on taste (recipe below)
  • 1 6 oz. can of tuna, drained
  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • lettuce, shredded or whole leaf, whatever is preferred


Tahini Sauce: Tahini sauce is a sauce made from a paste called tahini. Confusing right? Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds, olive oil, and other ingredients. You can find it natural supermarkets or Middle Eastern grocers. Or you can make your own with this tahini recipe.

Prepare tahini sauce and set aside.

Chop vegetables, rinse and set aside.

Open can of tuna, drain and flake in a medium bowl. Add vegetables and desired amount of tahini sauce. Mix well until all ingredients have combined.

Serve tuna salad with tahini chilled or as is in a pita or on regular sandwich bread. It is also a great stand alone dish to toss with romaine for an entree salad.

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