Mediterranean Tuna Chickpea Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

 

Mediterranean Tuna Chickpea Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Servings: 6

Preparation time: 20 min

 

Ingredients

1 can tuna fish, in water, drained

1 1/2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained

1 cup cucumber, sliced

1/2 fennel bulb, chopped or use celery

1 cup chopped yellow or red pepper

1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced

2 scallions, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Optional: 1/4 cup queso fresco or feta cheese

Lemon Tahini Dressing

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoons tahini (sesame spread)

juice of 2 lemons

zest of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

pepper to taste

Directions

 

1.Add all the salad ingredients to a large serving bowl.

2.Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and toss with the salad. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated.

 

 

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