Southwest tuna salad

Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 2     adjust servings

Southwest tuna salad with black beans, tomato and cilantro is a great healthy lunch recipe with tons of protein!


  • 1 5 oz. can solid albacore tuna in water, well drained
  • 1/3 cup black beans
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium Roma tomato, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice


Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until well mixed. All done!

Serve as a sandwich, wrap or lettuce wrap, as a salad over mixed greens, as an appetizer on baguette slices, or stuffed into an avocado or tomato.

Recipe Notes

I use all Greek yogurt for this recipe, but you could certainly use mayonnaise or half mayo and half Greek yogurt if you prefer.

You could also add a small (4 oz.) can of diced green chilies.

Want to add a little spicy twist? You can add a finely diced jalapeño pepper to the salad, or sprinkle in a bit of cayenne pepper or top it with a few dashes of hot sauce or a drizzle of sriracha.

You can add in diced avocado or top this salad with sliced avocado.

Want to make this ahead? It’s a great meal-prep recipe but I suggest adding the cilantro and the fresh lime juice when you’re ready to serve it so they can add a pop of freshness and brightness after it’s been sitting in the fridge.

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