Tuna Salad

This is one of my absolute favourite dishes to eat during Summer. With temperatures above 30C in Malta this dish is very refreshing, healthy and low Fodmap! It’s a win win situation.

You can make this recipe with just rice however you can also use a mixture of grains such as rice and quinoa. So feel free to play around and adjust to your liking.

Tuna Salad (serves 2)


  • 1/2 cup rice or 1/4 cup rice and 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 small carrot grated
  • 1/4 to 1/2 bell pepper chopped
  • handful of olives chopped.
  • 1/4 cucumber chopped
  • handful of fresh parsley, basil, chives and mint chopped.
  • 1 large can of tuna in olive oil
  • handful of lettuce, baby spinach or other salad leaves
  • 5 radishes chopped



  1. Prepare the rice and quinoa as per the manufacturers instructions.
  2. Meanwhile chop all the vegetables and herbs and mix them together.
  3. Add the tuna along with the olive oil.
  4. Finally add in the boiled rice and or quinoa and mix everything together well.

3 thoughts on “Tuna Salad

    1. All my recipes are low FODMAP which is a diet used to manage symptoms in IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Unfortunately garlic is high fodmap and I cannot tolerate it however if you have no issues with onion and garlic feel free to add them to this recipe to make it even more delicious! Will give your recipe a go with some garlic infused oil instead 😉

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