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tuna salad with lettuce on sliced bread, on a white plate

10-Minute Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe with Greek Yogurt

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh, RD
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This tuna salad recipe is an easy healthy lunch idea to make a sandwich, wrap, or put on top of a salad! Prepped in just 10 minutes, tuna salad with Greek yogurt is packed with high quality protein. Greek yogurt is a healthy substitute for mayonnaise in this recipe, and keeps the tuna moist and flavorful.


Ingredients

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  • 2 7-oz cans of white albacore tuna (or 3 5-oz cans)
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 5% milk fat
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 petite dill pickles, finely diced (or 1 dill pickle spear, or 2 cornichons)
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Pinch of kosher salt


Instructions

  1. Drain water from cans of tuna. Transfer tuna to a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Use a fork to break up the tuna into flakes.
    Drained tuna flaked with a fork in a glass bowl
  3. Add the Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, dill pickles, fresh dill, and pinch of salt.
    tuna salad ingredients in a glass mixing bowl before getting mixed together
  4. Use a spoon to thoroughly mix everything together. 
    tuna salad in a glass bowl

Notes

How to serve tuna salad

You can enjoy tuna salad in many ways!

  • Sandwich or wrap
  • On top of a salad
  • With crudites and crackers
  • Inside crunchy romaine or butter lettuce for lettuce wraps

Storage

You can prepare tuna salad up to three days in advance.

Store it in a tupperware or airtight container. Give it a stir before serving once you remove it from the fridge.

Can you freeze tuna salad? I do not recommend freezing tuna salad. It’s a high moisture food, so the water may separate when frozen, altering the texture.