After a long day at school, all I want is a hearty meal before I go to work. A good tuna salad is easy to come across, but a healthy one, eh, not so much. After dining out and ordering my usual (Nicoise salad), I felt like all I was eating was mayonnaise on top of mayonnaise on top of mayonnaise. It was time for me to come up with something new. Here's a healthy tuna salad recipe that tastes great and is good for you.

Healthy Tuna Salad

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 can olive oil or water soaked tuna
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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  • Step 1

    Clean the veggies. Once that is done, chop the carrots, celery, and onions. Set aside.

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  • Step 2

    Juice the lemon. Juice 1/4 of cup of lemon into a bowl and set aside.

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  • Step 3

    Drain the can of tuna. Before putting the tuna in a bowl, open the can and rinse it under the water by keeping the lid on it and pressing down.

  • Step 4

    Once the tuna is rinsed and the veggies are chopped, put the tuna in a medium-sized bowl. Mash tuna with fork.

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  • Step 5

    Then add the carrots, celery, onions, capers, lemon, Dijon, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Top with green onion and avocado and serve right away or put it in tupperware and refrigerate.

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This healthy tuna salad is easy to make, tasty, and affordable. Tuna is such a great source of protein and there are so many different ways to use it. This healthy tuna salad is no regrets and all love, so let's skip the mayo and add some lemon. This tangy, fresh, and filling meal might just become your affordable go-to lunch.