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Easy & Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt (No Mayo)

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This Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt and No Mayo is full of protein, probiotics, and veggies! It’s easy to make, and a satisfying comfort food even on a diet! Plus, it’s gluten-free and ready in just 5 minutes! 

Creating a Healthier Tuna Salad

We replaced the traditional mayo for Greek yogurt in our recipe to bump up the protein and reduce the calories without losing any of the flavor!

Most canned tuna is around 20 grams of protein for 100 calories, and Greek yogurt also is rich in protein and probiotics compared to mayonnaise. It’s also less calories; 1 cup of mayo on its own is 1400 calories! Eeek!

Our Easy Healthy Tuna Salad Ingredients

  • 14 oz canned tuna in oil, drained
  • ¼ cup celery, finely chopped
  • 7 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 6 tbsp low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

ingredients for healthy tuna salad

How to Make Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt

Our healthy tuna salad with Greek yogurt and no mayonnaise is super easy to make! It only takes about 5 minutes!

You’ll want to mix your tuna, chopped celery, cherry tomatoes, mint and Greek yogurt in a bowl.

adding the ingredients to the bowl

Then, flavor it with the lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Then you can serve it on bread, a pita, or even enjoy it on it’s own!

Other Variations and Substitutions

This recipe is already gluten-free, so you don’t have to make any changes to it!

If you needed to make this recipe dairy-free, you could use vegan yogurt. We also like avocado tuna salad as well.

You can also always change up the vegetables if you don’t like tomatoes or celery!

Enjoy Your Easy Tuna Salad with No-Mayo With…

We love this recipe because you can serve it in so many ways! We never get tired of it!

You may like this lunch or side:

  • on toast or 2 pieces of bread for a sandwich
  • as a low-carb option paired with lettuce leaves
  • on whole grain crackers
  • as a wrap (We love high-fiber tortillas when we are following a keto diet)
  • inside of a bell pepper or avocado
  • with a whole wheat pita bread 

spoonful of healthy tuna salad

How to Store Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt (and No Mayo)

We like to make this recipe as we meal prep for the week!

How long does tuna salad stay fresh?

Tuna salad stays fresh 3-4 days in the refrigerator when it’s stored in an airtight container (source).

Is tuna salad healthy for you?

Yes, tuna can be great healthy option. We also like to use Greek yogurt over mayonnaise to keep it light and lower in calories!

Canned tuna is an excellent source of protein, micronutrients like selenium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Plus, it contains omega-3 fatty acids!

The Greek yogurt is also full of micronutrients like calcium and vitamin A, as well as, probiotics!

Which kind of tuna is the best for you?

There are multiple types of canned tuna available at the supermarket. We like solid white albacore. It’s a little more expensive, but the taste is better, and it contains 3x the amount of omega-3 fatty acids. 

The only thing you should note is that canned tuna – especially solid white albacore – has mercury in it. So we try to only eat it once a week. 

More Healthy Lunch Recipes:

Easy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt

Yield: 2

Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt (No Mayo)

Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt and No Mayo in a dish

This Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt with No Mayo is full of protein, probiotics, and veggies! Plus, it's easy to make, and a satisfying comfort food even on a diet! It's also gluten-free and ready in 5 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 14 oz canned tuna in oil, drained
  • ¼ cup celery, finely chopped
  • 7 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 6 tbsp low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add tuna, chopped celery, cherry tomatoes, mint and Greek yogurt in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Flavor/season with lemon juice and salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
  3. Serve on your favorite whole wheat bread or as a lettuce wrap. It even makes a great side!

Notes

We prefer to use solid white albacore.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 04gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 51g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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