Calling all tuna fans! This healthy no mayo tuna salad is the perfect feel-good lunch that is full of veggies and flavor! It’s also dairy free and paleo friendly and can easily be served on lettuce wraps or sandwiches.
Why you’ll like this recipe
Easy to make: It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. Simply add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together! Nothing better than a quick healthy lunch to kickstart your day..
Healthy Ingredients: Made with carrots, celery, bell peppers, and red onion, this tuna salad is a great way to get some veggies in your diet.
No Mayo: This tuna salad is made without mayo which means it doesn’t spoil as easily. Making this tuna salad recipe awesome for picnics or outside gatherings!
Ingredients for tuna salad without mayo
This tuna salad is a go-to when it comes to quick and easy meals. I usually have these ingredients in my fridge or pantry and they come together in a flavorful way.
- Bell pepper
- Red onion
- Dijon mustard
- Lemon juice
- Dill weed
- Garlic powder
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
How to make healthy no mayo tuna salad
Step 1: In a small bowl, whisk together the dijon mustard, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, celery, carrot, bell pepper, and red onion. Add the dressing and stir together. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3: Chill in the fridge or serve right away.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you need to cook canned tuna?
Nope! Canned tuna is already cooked before they package it. Just drain the canned tuna and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
How often can you eat tuna?
Tuna shouldn’t be eaten every day because it contains high amounts of mercury. That being said, tuna is nutritious and a great source of protein that can be enjoyed in moderation.
How to serve tuna salad
I have definitely eaten tuna salad by itself so it doesn't necessarily need to be served with anything. Though, this tuna salad is also delicious on sandwiches or lettuce wraps.
How to store healthy no mayo tuna salad
Store leftovers in the fridge for 3 to 5 days in an airtight container.
More Healthy Meal Ideas:
- Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing
- Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon With Brussels Sprouts
- Easy Veggie Hummus Sandwich
- Baked Tuscan Chicken
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Healthy No Mayo Tuna Salad
- 3 5 oz tuna canned drained
- ¼ cup celery chopped
- ¼ cup carrots shredded
- ¼ cup bell pepper chopped
- 2 tbsp red onion chopped
- ¼ cup dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp dill weed
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dijon mustard, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder, olive oil, salt and pepper.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, celery, carrot, bell pepper, and red onion. Add the dressing and stir together. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.