Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity."

The refrigerator light goes on...

I love tuna salad and ate a lot of it while I was in medical school. I especially like tuna salads with beans and this one with garbanzos (chickpeas) is no exception. The capers, parsley, olive oil, and oregano give it a bit of a fresh Mediterranean flavor.


Tuna and Chickpea Salad - Coumadin Safe Version

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 2 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

This recipe keeps well for a couple of days in the refrigerator. Cooking time does not include chilling time.

3 6 1/2 ounce cans low sodium light tuna in water
2 15 ounce can no salt added chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
4 Tbsp fresh oregano (coarsely chopped)(divided)
1 medium shallot (minced)
1 medium Anaheim pepper (seeded and diced)
2 medium ribs celery (diced)
12 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes
1 medium yellow or red bell pepper (diced)
4 Tbsp capers

Drain the water from the tuna into a blender. Add 1/2 cup chickpeas, the olive oil, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the oregano and blend until smooth.

Place the tuna, the remaining chickpeas, shallot, Anaheim pepper, celery, tomatoes, yellow pepper, capers and the remaining oregano in a large bowl.

Add the dressing and fold together. Chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 1/2 cups

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 488 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 22%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 495mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 14g 54%
    Sugars 13g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A 77% Vitamin C 241%
Calcium 13% Iron 35%
Vitamin K 36 mcg Potassium 1201 mg
Magnesium 133 mg