Every loves our tuna fish salad recipe because it has so much flavor and texture. But best of all, it’s super duper easy to make. Our recipe has delicious chunks of celery, sweet relish (or chopped dill pickles) and herbs. The fresh herbs is what really makes our recipe so great.

Easy Tuna Salad on lettuce cups

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Everything about it is amazing and it’s hard to not sneak a few spoonfuls before it’s shared with others. That’s why we have to make a big batch! It’s such an easy tuna salad recipe that we make ahead of time because it’s great in on lettuce leaves. Add it on a bed of lettuce or leaves with  alfalfa sprouts and a few slices of cucumber. It’s a low carb, delicious and perfect satisfying lunch. Sometimes we’ll  mix it up a bit and add it on slices of cucumber so it’s like a low carb open faced “sandwich”. If you can, use the fresh lemon juice and fresh herbs. They add so much great flavor. But if you only have bottled lemon juice or dried herbs, it will still be a nice tuna.

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Easy Tuna Salad on lettuce cups

It’s so good and flavorful that we don’t even need salad dressing! This tuna salad is also a great picnic recipe that can be pre-made in big batches, chilled and brought out to serve for large groups. For picnics where we bring tuna salad as a potluck, we’ll serve it with a side of crispy raw veggies is a hit. It’s a light and healthy way to share a crowd favorite at a potluck. If you can make low carb or keto bread, make it into a tuna bruschetta!

Easy Tuna Salad Recipe

There's so many different types of canned tuna. Some are chunkier and some are more mushy so add the amount of mayo to your preferred taste. We like albacore tuna because the fish flakes are bigger and more tasty.
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  • 14 ounces (397 g) albacore tuna
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) mayo
  • 1 stalk (1 stalk) celery , diced
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) pickle relish
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) minced red onion
  • 1 teaspoons (5 ml) mustard
  • zest 1 medium lemon
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) minced fresh dill (1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) minded fresh parsley (1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt , or more to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • lettuce , spinach or cucumber slices for serving (optional)


  • In bowl, add mayonnaise, celery, relish or pickles, red onion, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Gently stir everything together until it's combined well. Add the tuna and fold into the dressing until everything is combined well.
  • Taste the tuna salad and adjust seasonings to personal taste.
  • Serve on lettuce, spinach or slices of cucumber.


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 177kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 495mg, Potassium: 174mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 99IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg

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