Healthy tuna salad is a light, refreshing meal packed with fresh herbs, crunchy garden cucumbers, and the delightful twist of freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can make so many different meals with this tuna salad! Here are some ideas!
Tuna cheese melts
Serve as a dip with carrots, celery, and crackers.
Add to the top of a bed of fresh lettuce.
Place sliced cheese on crackers with a small dollop of tuna salad on top.
Pita pocket with lettuce, tomato, and tuna salad.
Make it a wrap
Serve it over some cooked pasta.
Swap out the celery for cucumber.
Make a Mexican version by adding cilantro, lime juice (instead of lemon), and a dash of cumin.
For some sweet crunch, dice up some fresh apples to add to the salad. Add walnuts for some Waldorf inspiration.
Add diced hard boiled eggs.
Healthy Homemade Tuna Salad Recipe
- 4 cans tuna – I like Wild Planet
- 1 recipe homemade avocado mayo
- I lemon, juiced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1/2 onion, finely diced
- Handful fresh herbs (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
Make a batch of my favorite homemade avocado mayo. I promise you it is super simple.
In a large bowl, add canned tuna (drain, if needed) and mayo.
Dice onions and celery. If you have kids, I suggest dicing the onions into really small pieces.
Chop herbs and add to bowl. This step is totally optional, but fresh herbs add so much brightness and flavor to the salad.
Squeeze lemon juice over the top.
Mix well and serve.
- Fresh cilantro is my favorite herb to add, but you could also add a handful of fresh parsley or basil.
- This recipe utilizes my favorite homemade avocado mayo. You could substitute it for store-bought, if needed. Always opt for avocado mayo, because most other types are made with unhealthy, refined vegetable oils.
- For extra lemon flavor, add the zest of one lemon.
- Tuna packed in water, olive oil, or just salt will work with this recipe. Make sure to drain the tuna before making this recipe.
- Try to pick the best quality tuna you can afford. Wild and sustainably caught fish is the top choice.