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Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad Pinwheels

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With spring arriving and the change in weather, I try to turn to some of my favorite light, healthy lunch recipes. One of my favorite recipes is this healthy Mediterranean tuna salad.

By cutting out the mayo and subbing olive oil instead, this tuna salad is not only light and refreshing, it also has fewer calories in it as well! The best part is how versatile it is! Don’t have basil? Try another herb you do have. Don’t like onions? Try another flavor!

To spruce it up for the kids I decided to make these healthy Mediterranean tuna salad pinwheels. I simply wrapped up the tuna salad in some whole grain tortillas, layered some greens and fresh tomatoes from my garden, and piled on the tuna salad.

The results? Delicious! And I’m fairly certain the star of this recipe is the tuna.

5 from 4 votes

Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad Pinwheels

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 can tuna flaked
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives minced
  • 1/2 stalk celery diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 2 pieces red leaf lettuce
  • 2 whole grain tortillas


  1. Mix together the first six ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. Grab the two tortillas and layer a piece of lettuce onto each one. Then add a few slices of tomatoes (about three on each tortilla).
  2. Spread a bit of the tuna salad onto the middle of the tortilla. Roll up the tortilla tightly. Secure with toothpicks and cut into rounds, using extra toothpicks in each individual pinwheel.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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Not only is this a fabulous lunch for the family, it’s also a great appetizer for any parties coming up. Simple and easy to make, guests are sure to love the fresh, delicious flavor of these pinwheels.

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With spring arriving, I try to turn to some of my favorite light, healthy lunch recipes. One of my favorite recipes is this healthy Mediterranean tuna salad.

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  1. Those look really good and surprisingly full of nutrition! I’m not a big tuna fan, but I think the same would work with chicken salad, too.
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  2. Ooh, that dish looks amazing! I want to try it!
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  3. That looks delicious! I think it’s definitely something my family would love. Perfect appetizers!
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  4. Those look delicious. Pinning so I can make these later.

  5. Oh I think I just found my lunch for the day! That looks amazing! The only thing I’d change is I’d add diced pickles. I can’t eat tuna without pickles! lol.
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  6. We love tuna in this household so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out sometime!
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  7. Wow, you made tuna look good! I would have never thought to use tuna in pinwheels. Pinning!
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  8. I love cooking with canned tuna. So quick and nutritious!
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  9. I love tuna! I eat it right out of the can sometimes!
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  10. Mmm these look good! I’ll have to make these for my boyfriend I think he’d love them.
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  11. Yummy! I think that I could actually get my boys to eat tuna if I made these for lunch one day! 🙂
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  12. This looks delish and tuna is one of my favorite healthy snacks.
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  13. Simple and looks delish. They would make perfect little treats for little hands. 🙂
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  14. What a neat idea! When I think of pinwheels, I never would think of tuna! This sounds easy and delicious!
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  15. I love it! So much nutrition wrapped up in there and I love that you could serve it for lunch or at a party. #client
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  16. Those look great and perfect for a party appetizer too! #client
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