Scrumptious Tuna Salad

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If you love tuna salad but don’t want the mayo you are going to love this is a clean and lean option.

Bursting with nutrients this easy to make tuna salad  is simply delicious!  Eat all you want without feeling guilty.  Loaded with lean protein and tons of vitamin rich veggies, it makes for a deliciously satisfying meal that’s perfect at home or as a picnic meal.

This is the kind of salad you can make ahead of time and keep in the fridge for a satisfying protein rich treat when you need a little pick me up.

Delicious on it’s own you can also serve it on a bed of mixed baby greens or fresh baby spinach.  Top with fresh sprouts for extra fun and flavor.

What’s in this dairy free Tuna Salad

Here is what you will need to make this salad:

  • canned or fresh tuna
  • hard boiled eggs
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • bell peppers – I use red and yellow
  • scallions
  • celery
  • fresh herbs — basil and parsley
  • balsamic vinaigrette

Not a huge fan of canned tuna? No problem! Try it fresh grilled tuna or salmon or some grilled chicken tenderloins.

Scrumptious Tuna Salad on baby spinach

It’s also fabulous stuffed into a whole grain pita pocket or if you really want to indulge on a piece of sprouted grain toast.  Yum!

My daughters love it in their lunch boxes too 🙂


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Scrumptious Tuna Salad

A clean and lean tuna salad that is simply delicious! Eat all you want without feeling guilty. Loaded with lean protein and tons of vitamin rich veggies, it makes for a deliciously satisfying meal.
Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Valerie Remy-Milora


  • 8 oz canned tuna in water drained
  • 4 hard boiled organic eggs
  • 2 branches organic celery
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 organic bell pepper - color of your choice
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup organic pearl tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp organic fresh basil - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. organic fresh parsley- - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste

For the Vinaigrette (Yields 3/4 cup)

  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil


Making the vinaigrette:

  • Place all ingredients in a glass jar and shake until smoothly blended.

Making the salad

  • Chop all the vegetables and herbs and place in a large salad bowl.
  • Chop hard boiled eggs and add to veggies.
  • Flake tuna into bowl.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and garlic powder and toss until thoroughly blended.
  • For even more flavor, refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

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  1. Hello Valerie!

    Thank you for inviting me to your last webcam seminar. It will be very useful when I marry again. 🙂 I’ve made this salad three times and then with bbq salmon. It was delicious! Thank you. I love your newsletter!


  2. Love tuna and that looks so delicious!

  3. This looks amazing! Cannot wait to try it…:)

  4. clojo9372 says:

    I absolutely love Tuna Salad, and this recipe looks great. I am trying to incorporate more fish into my diet because of the health benefits, but for the most part I don’t really care for a lot of fish. But you can never go wrong with tuna! 🙂

  5. Jennifer George says:

    I love tuna but don’t like mayonnaise. I’ll have to try this recipe.


    Tuna is the only fish I like so this is perfect for me. I love a salad with crunch!

  7. Looks delicious and nutritious!

  8. Sounds delicious! Think I’ll try to make this tonight. Thanks! 🙂

  9. I am a big fan of tuna and this sounds like something right up my alley! Yummmm!

  10. Mary (Hephzibah) Adelaja says:

    Ur Tuna salad looks amazing! Should try this soon…

  11. Sounds good, if I could only get my husband to eat tuna! I may make it anyway.

  12. I love tuna any way I can male it. This recipe looks so yummy.. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Wow this looks amazing am easy to make
    Thankyou for the recipe

  14. kimberley ryan says:

    Wow so simple to make yet looks amazing

  15. denise low says:

    This looks very delicious. Thank you for sharing. We love tuna at our house.

  16. I really like that tuna salad, I will have to try it!

  17. Tuna taste good! I eat alot of salads so I’m definitely making this recipe

  18. I absolutely love tuna salad! This looks super delicious!

  19. yumm.. I got to try this out

  20. Looks really good, thanks for sharing.

  21. My tuna salad is so boring compared to this! I have to try this because I bet my family would love this version more.

  22. Angela Lombardi says:

    I love tuna!! This looks so yummy!

  23. denise low says:

    This looks great. Thank you for sharing the recipe. We love tuna salad here.

    • Thanks Denise 🙂 I’m quite fond of tuna as well… so tasty and so good for you! I just make sure I use brands that are known for being low in mercury so I don’t have to worry about over indulging.

  24. denise low says:

    I could eat this everyday. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  25. LAURIE ARNHEIM says:

    YUMMY!!! I’ll be shopping for this salad today! Even this early in the morning, reading this recipe makes me want it!!! Thanks!

  26. denise low says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipe. We love tuna at our house so I know we would love this recipe.

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