Tahini Tuna Salad

Garlicky tahini brings our favorite healthy convenience food -- canned tuna -- to the next level in this easy salad.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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3 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

1 small clove garlic

One 5-ounce can tuna, such as Wild Planet

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, plus more for sprinkling

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 large tomato, sliced crosswise

Sesame seeds, toasted, for sprinkling


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the tahini, lemon juice, cumin, garlic and 1/4 cup water; blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the tuna and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Place a tomato slice on a plate, top with some tuna, another tomato slice and more tuna; sprinkle with parsley and sesame seeds. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.