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Tuna salad on a slice of bread with lettuce.
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BEST Tuna Salad Recipe - Easy & Healthy

Tuna salad is a light and fresh comfort food classic. Made with a few simple ingredients it's an easy, flavorful and healthy lunch recipe. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna salad, tuna salad recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 (5-ounce) cans tuna
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk of celery diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley chives and/or other herbs
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain the liquid from the tuna cans. Then, add the tuna, mayonnaise, diced celery, diced red onion, herbs, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl.
    Ingredients for tuna salad in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir all of the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Enjoy the tuna salad plain out of a bowl, wrapped up in lettuce, or in a sandwich.



  • If you'd like a creamier texture you can always add more mayonnaise.
  • My favorite tuna is albacore tuna and I always purchase Wild Planet brand.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg