Tuna, Chickpea and Cherry Tomato Salad

You’re just 15 minutes away from a vibrant protein-packed salad.

Tuna, Chickpea and Cherry Tomato Salad

Greg DuPree

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

With a few simple ingredients, some which are probably already in your pantry, a nourishing salad comes together to deliver an appetizing variety of flavors and textures. Chunks of oil-packed canned tuna and tender chickpeas mingle with buttery olives, briny feta, juicy cherry tomatoes, and crunchy pita chips. A clever dressing uses the olive oil from the jar of tuna plus a lemon which results in a bright dressing with a gorgeous citron-like hue. Repurposing the oil from the jar is a brilliant way to get more bang for your buck. Serve the mixture over peppery arugula for a salad we predict you'll keep on heavy rotation.


  • 6 oz. tuna in olive oil

  • 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed

  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 6 oz feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1/2 cup green olives, pitted and roughly chopped

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cup pita chips, broken into 1-in. pieces

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, optional

  • 5 oz baby arugula


  1. Drain tuna, reserving oil; flake tuna into 3/4-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl and add chickpeas, tomatoes, cheese, olives, salt, and pepper. Toss gently to combine.

  2. Pour reserved oil from tuna through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium bowl. Whisk in lemon juice until bright yellow and emulsified, about 1 minute. Drizzle over tuna mixture; stir to combine. Gently stir in pita chips and, if using, parsley. Serve over arugula. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

663 Calories
26g Fat
75g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 663
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 2094mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 356mg 27%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 798mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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