Dive into some serious Mediterranean goodness with our quick and easy Tuna Hummus Sandwich! This mayo-free tuna salad recipe is not just a nutritious, flavorful meal — it’s a burst of savory, herbaceous deliciousness. Packed with protein, it’s the perfect pick-me-up you can whip up in mere minutes. Say goodbye to bland sandwiches and hello to tasty tuna that’ll make your lunchtime unforgettable!

Two halves of a Mediterranean tuna salad sandwich stacked on top of each other.

Why This Tuna Hummus Sandwich Will Have You Coming Back for More

We love a classic creamy tuna salad sandwich, but do you know what we love even more? One that’s Mediterranean-inspired! 

This mayo-free tuna hummus sandwich recipe is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Just as easy as the original recipe, it’s: 

  • Ready to eat in minutes
  • Made with simple, nutritious ingredients
  • Completely mayonnaise-free and gives a boost of flavor with lots of fresh herbs. 
  • High-protein, full of healthy fats, and rich in fiber
Ingredients needed for Mediterranean tuna salad.

What’s In a Tuna Hummus Sandwich? 

You won’t find any traditional tuna salad sandwich ingredients in this recipe — other than tuna, of course. Instead, we use a variety of fresh ingredients to create a unique taste and texture you’ll adore. 

Here’s what you need: 

  • Tuna – Use any canned tuna you like best, and make sure to drain it well. 
  • Vegetables – Jalapeño, red onion, celery, Persian cucumbers, and chives are included for lots of crunch, a refreshing taste, and just a hint of heat. 
  • Hummus – We love to use our homemade healthy hummus, but store-bought varieties taste great, too. Try experimenting with different flavors to find your favorite! 
  • Olives – We love the tangy flavor that Kalamata olives contribute. However, if you aren’t an olive fan, feel free to omit them completely. 
  • Seasonings – Salt, black pepper, and Greek seasoning, create a bold, bright taste. 
  • Lime Juice – Use freshly squeezed lime juice (not bottled lime juice) to help cut through the fats, and add a bright, zesty flavor for a well-rounded tuna salad. 
  • Bread – Technically optional, we love to serve this Mediterranean tuna salad as a sandwich with thick, crusty bread or pita.

How to Make the Best Tuna Hummus Sandwich in 3 Steps

Get ready for the epitome of easy recipes – because it doesn’t get simpler than this! Just a few simple steps and a couple of minutes are all it takes, and voila – you’re ready to dive into a delicious meal. No fuss, no complications, just pure simplicity and satisfaction on your plate!

  1. Combine. Add all the ingredients for the tuna salad to a large bowl. 
  2. Mix. Gently mix to combine and coat all of the ingredients with hummus. 
  3. Serve. Add the mixture to your favorite bread to form a sandwich, and enjoy!
Close up image of Mediterranean salad in a bowl.

Serving Suggestions

Looking for a lighter twist? Transform your tuna hummus sandwich into a refreshing and low-carb meal by serving it in crisp lettuce cups instead of the usual bread. Or, relish the flavors on their own or elevate the feast with sides like:

And don’t forget dessert! Finish your meal with brown butter brookies cookies or coconut chocolate almond bark to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

How Long Does It Last? 

For the best results, we recommend storing your tuna salad on its own and assembling the sandwiches just before serving. Otherwise, they’re likely to become soggy! 

Transfer your tuna salad to an airtight container, and keep it stored in the fridge for two to three days. Then, just give it a good stir to redistribute the ingredients before digging in.

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03/13/2024 10:54 pm GMT
A bowl of Mediterranean tuna salad topped with fresh dill and lime wedges.

Common Questions About This Tuna Hummus Sandwich Recipe

What is the best canned tuna for the Mediterranean diet? 

We recommend using light albacore tuna because it has a firm texture that holds up well when combined with the other ingredients. Use tuna that has been packed in either water or oil depending on your preferences. 

What else can I add to the Mediterranean tuna salad filling? 

Anything you want! Feel free to bulk it up with extra ingredients like avocado, chickpeas, bell peppers, orzo, sun-dried tomatoes, or even feta cheese. 

Is this easy tuna salad sandwich healthy? 

This recipe is healthy in our book, especially if you swap out the bread for lettuce wraps! It’s a great source of protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and nutrients for a recipe you can feel good about. Of course, be sure to consult your doctor with any specific questions or concerns. 

More Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes

Eager to infuse your meals with the rich flavors of the Mediterranean? Dive into a world of more delicious Mediterranean-inspired recipes with some of our favorites below!

Two halves of a Mediterranean tuna salad sandwich stacked on top of each other.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe

4.06 from 18 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Elevate your classic tuna salad sandwich with this easy, herbaceous Mediterranean tuna salad recipe that’s made with simple ingredients and ready in minutes! 

Ingredients  

  • 3 2.5 ounce packets of tuna
  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 1/2 cup creamy hummus
  • 1/4 cup red onion soaked in water for a few minutes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons chives
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 small Persian cucumber diced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Bread or lettuce cups for serving optional

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients: tuna, diced jalapeño, creamy hummus, soaked red onion, sliced Kalamata olives, salt, pepper, Greek seasoning, chives, diced celery stalks, diced Persian cucumber, and lime juice.
    3 2.5 ounce packets of tuna, 1 jalapeño, 1/2 cup creamy hummus, 1/4 cup red onion, 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning, 2 Tablespoons chives, 2 celery stalks, 1 small Persian cucumber, 1/2 lime
  • Mix all the ingredients in the bowl thoroughly, ensuring an even distribution of flavors.
  • If desired, you serve the tuna and hummus mixture in bread slices for sandwiches or in lettuce cups for a lighter option.
    Bread or lettuce cups for serving
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Notes

*Nutrition information does not include bread or lettuce wraps. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1245mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was great! I loved the alternative to traditional tuna with mayo, and adding in a Mediterranean twist. I made the hummus from the “Hummus with Roasted Tomatoes and Olives” recipe…so creamy and delicious! I would recommend halving the salt (or using even less) as 1/2 tsp was almost too much. I will likely make my tuna like this from now on.