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Tuna and Chickpea Endive Bites RecipeTuna and Chickpea Endive Bites


Tuna and Chickpea Endive Bites Recipe
Tuna & Chickpea Endive Bites

When you need a healthy, filling appetizer, these endive bites are the perfect solution. They are low in calories while supplying protein and fiber. It’s a quick and easy recipe to serve for any occasion.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 endive bite
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.9g
0%Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 114mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.3g
Dietary Fiber 1.2g
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 3.1g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: About 25 bites

Preparation time: 20 minutes


  • 2 (5 oz.) cans solid white Albacore tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can low-sodium chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • ¼ cup chopped pepperoncini rings
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/8 tsp fine ground sea salt
  • 1 to 2 heads Belgian endive (25 leaves)


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna and chickpeas until the tuna is broken into smaller pieces and evenly distributed with the chickpeas.
  2. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of sliced green onions for garnish and place the rest in the bowl with the tuna and chickpeas. Add the red peppers, pepperoncini rings, lemon juice, dill and salt to the bowl. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  3. Place the endive leaves on a flat serving platter so that they curve up to create a cup. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the tuna and chickpea salad into each of the endive leaves. The amount will vary depending on the size of each leaf.
  4. Sprinkle the reserved green onions over the plate before serving.
Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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