Easy Healthier Tuna Salad

The Black Cat Kitchen
by The Black Cat Kitchen
4 servings
25 min

I won't lie, I have never liked tuna salad. I don't usually care for fish that tastes "fishy." Which, I understand means I probably don't like fish all that much. I know it can be a super healthy food and full of so many good things for us, but I struggle to make myself want to eat it. I have always specifically avoided tuna. It seemed like the fishiest of the fish and I wanted nothing to do with it.

Well, I am eating my humble pie now. I love tuna and I never knew! It starts with buying the right brand and type. I did some research on which brands were the most sustainable and there was a lot of information out there. I won't make any recommendations, because honestly I have only tried a couple types at this point. If you have a tried and true brand, stick with that. Otherwise, I encourage you to do a little research to find what you may enjoy taste/texture wise as well.

This tuna salad is lighter because it lessens the amount of Mayo used and subs in plain greek yogurt. I don't think it sacrifices for taste in any way! Feel free to completely take out the mayo and use more yogurt for an even healthier salad.

I hope you enjoy and have fun adding all sorts of yummy toppings to this!

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Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Tuna Salad
  • 2 cans water-packed albacore white tuna, drained
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2 dill pickle spears, diced
  • ¼ C plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground garlic
  • Salt/pepper to taste
Tuna Salad
Drain tuna and place in bowl
Chop veggies and stir into tuna
Add yogurt, mayo, and Dijon
Add seasonings and stir
Serve with toast or on top of a bed of arugula
Add optional toppings:
Pickled red onions
Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Optional toppings:
  • Pickled red onions, Capers, Arugula, Tomatoes, Avocados, Sprouts, Cucumber, Cabbage, Fresh Lemon Juice
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