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The Best Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna salad is a light and delicious meal option when you want a high-protein, low-carb meal for lunch.  You can prep this ahead of time and serve over a bed of lettuce, on a sandwich, with crackers or with parmesan crisps. 
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword tuna salad, tuna salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Eva Fry


  • 2 5- ounce cans of tuna I use Albacore
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk of celery diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh parsley diced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain the liquid from the tuna cans.  In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, mayo, Dijon, diced celery, diced red onion, parsley, and black pepper.
  • Stir all the ingredients until combined.  Taste for salt and add if needed.  Typically it's not necessary as tuna is salty on its own.
  • Enjoy the tuna salad as a sandwich, with crackers, over a bed of crunchy romaine as a salad.


If you want a creamier texture - you can always add more mayo.  I'm not a huge mayo fan, so I use the bare minimum to add moisture and bind the salad together.