Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich

Turn your traditional tuna sandwich upside down with the bold flavors of Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich.  Packed with peppers, olives and artichokes this healthy salad will be a new staple on your lunch rotation. 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad Sandwich from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Did you really think I gave up on my good eating routine when I shared that hearty cheese-lovers fest of a mac and cheese the other day?

Did you?

Puh-lease. I said right from the start that curbing cravings is part of the plan.  The entire reason why diets have failed for me over the years is because they are too strict, I get unhappy, bored and end up cheating and feeling guilty about what I’ve done.  That is no way to live your life and you shouldn’t be a slave to each and every piece of food you put in your body.

The key is smart choices, start in the morning and work your way up to lunch – which helps if you pack it at home and bring it with you to work or while out running errands.

Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich | The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

If you took a peek in my lunch bag there’s a pretty good chance you are going to spot a can of tuna, tuna salad or a sandwich in there.  It’s been a staple of my life since I was a little kid – oh yes, I was the one with that tuna sandwich at lunch stinking up the place!

Mom started us young with the love for tuna and that love has always been for Bumble Bee®

Our fridge and pantry were always stocked with cans, the little ones made the perfect-sized lunch for one, while the bigger ones were great to feed a few of us for weekend lunch or an easy dinner.  You see, I think mom secretly knew all the healthly fat, vitamins and minerals in Bumble Bee and that’s why she kept making those sandwiches all those years.

Oh and p.s. Bumble Bee comes in pouches too, perfect when on the go and you don’t exactly have a can opener handy.

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However our sandwiches were boring, it was just the tuna and mayo and maybe on a good day some chopped celery.

It’s a classic but all that mayonnaise isn’t exactly good for you.  When I want that classic taste I swap it out for greek yogurt but what I really love these days is the taste of the tuna on it’s own with marinated vegetables and olives.  Suddenly you don’t feel like a little kid anymore when you take a bite but now eating a sandwich that’s meant for a grown up!

The artichokes, peppers and olives add a fresh taste to the tuna finished off with the brightness of lemon juice.  You almost wish you were floating in the Mediterranean while enjoying it.

Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich
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  • 2 - 4oz cans Solid White Albacore in water, such as Bumble Bee
  • 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted greek olive mix, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 hoagie or kaiser rolls


  1. Drain the water from your tuna cans and place it in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Use a fork to break up the tuna into small chunks and stir in the chopped artichoke hearts, chopped red peppers, olives, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  3. Divide the tuna salad between 4 rolls and serve.
Recipe Type: Sandwich

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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16 thoughts on “Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich

  1. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

    So would you believe I’ve never actually had a tuna sandwich? I know, right?! I don’t like mayo and it never occurred to me to just put other stuff in it. DUH. This looks so good that it triggered an instant craving. Need to try it asap!

  2. Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for making a tuna sandwich that isn’t dripping with mayo! I don’t do mayo, so I usually bind the tuna together with a vinegar based dressing. I LOVE that you tossed artichoke hearts into the mix. This will make the lunch menu very soon.


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