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Tuna salad mixture in a glass bowl beside sprigs of fresh dill.

Tuna Salad


This colorful, healthy tuna salad recipe is fresh new spin on an old classic! Enjoy this versatile mixture as a sandwich, lettuce wrap, or as an appetizer with crackers. Make this easy recipe in less than 15 minutes.


  • 2 12-ounce cans albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 1/41/3 cup mayonnaise (or reduced fat mayo)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, or more if desired
  • 21/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange or yellow bell pepper (or a combo of the two)
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, gently chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup kosher dill pickles, chopped
  • Pink Himalayan salt, to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, packed (+ more for garnishing)


  1. Transfer drained tuna to a mixing bowl. Use a fork to flake the pieces apart.
  2. Add chopped veggies to the bowl. Mix briefly.
  3. Add apple cider vinegar, mayo and mustard. Mix well.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Fold in a handful of shaved Parmesan cheese.



  • HOW TO MAKE TUNA SALAD HEALTHY: Rather than using full-fat mayonnaise, try low-fat mayo or plain yogurt.
  • TUNA SALAD WITHOUT MAYO: In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, Maggi seasoning sauce, and Dijon mustard. Pour the dressing over the flaked tuna and mix well. Add your favorite diced veggies.
  • HOW LONG WILL TUNA SALAD STAY FRESH? When refrigerated, the mixture will stay fresh for 3-5 days: store it in a zip-top bag or an air-tight container.
  • CAN I FREEZE TUNA SALAD? This is not recommended. It does not freeze well!
  • Prep Time: 12 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing Bowl
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: tuna salad, healthy tuna salad, tuna salad sandwich