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tuna salad recipe served in a lettuce cup
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Tuna Salad Recipe

This classic tuna salad recipe is incredibly tasty and easy to make with simple ingredients. Flaky tuna is mixed with crisp celery, red onion, cornichon pickles, and a creamy Greek yogurt and mayonnaise dressing. It turns out delicious every time and is a quick and nutritious meal option that’s great served as a sandwich, in a tortilla wrap, with a side of crackers or in lettuce cups.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: LUNCH
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 2 5- ounce cans of tuna in water
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup diced celery (1 celery rib)
  • 3 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoon diced cornichon pickles capers work too!
  • Handful baby spinach thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain the liquid from the tuna cans. Then, into a mixing bowl, add the tuna, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, celery, red onion, cornichon pickles, thinly sliced baby spinach, salt and pepper.
    ingredients for tuna salad recipe added to a large mixing bowl
  • Stir everything together until well combined.
    mixing ingredients in a large bowl to make tuna salad
  • Serve tuna salad as desired - spoon onto bread for sandwiches or pile it into lettuce cups, spread it on crackers or serve it any other favorite way. Enjoy!
    tuna salad served on sliced cucumber rounds



Feel free to use as much or as little of the above ingredients. If you like a creamier tuna salad, feel free to add more mayo or yogurt. If you don't like one of the ingredients, simply leave it out. 
Tuna salad will keep fresh in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to about 3 days. Give it a good stir before using.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg