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Awesomely Healthy Tuna Salad May 12, 2014

Can you think of a better, more hearty spring time snack than a healthy tuna salad? Don’t answer that…I’m sure you can, but this one is awesomely delicious too!

If you love tuna salad, you will love this alternative. “But how can this tuna salad be an alternative to tuna salad,” you say? Tuna salad is tuna salad, right? Wrong!

To put it into perspective, think of the tuna you used to use as chicken legs- fatty, yummy, but not that healthy- and the albacore tuna you will now use as chicken breast- lean, yummy, and healthy.  The key to eating well is to use meats that are lean and have the least amount of fat as possible.

In this recipe, I also substitute mayo for greek yogurt, which tastes almost exactly the same and is waaaaayy healthier for you.

tuna salad


 1 can of albacore tuna (drained)

1 tbs mustard

1 tbs diced onion

2 tbs  plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup chopped celery

2-4 lightly salted rice cakes, brown rice cakes or 2 slices of whole wheat toast

Dash of sea salt


In a small bowl, mix the tuna, Greek yogurt and mustard. Fold in the onion, celery and a dash of sea salt. Serve on rice cakes or as a sandwich on the slices of whole wheat toast. Yum!

To change things up, the tuna can be replaced with shredded chicken breast, either from the can or prepared as show in my “Meal Prep 101” post  here.

To make this snack vegan-friendly, substitute the Greek yogurt with soy yogurt. For the tuna alternative, follow the below substitute instructions:

Drain and rinse one 15 oz can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Place in a food processor and pulse two to three times for a rough chop. Add in umeboshi vinegar (makes the seafood-like flavor), soy yogurt, mustard, celery and onions. Super yum!

Suggested seasonings- celery seeds, paprika, and cayenne pepper


In case you missed it, click here and check out this, and my other yummy recipes in the April issue of “Health, Hair & Happiness.”



6 Responses to “Awesomely Healthy Tuna Salad”

  1. Susan F. Says:

    This looks wonderful. I never thought to substitute greek yogurt for mayo – but it is a great idea! Thanks – and Happy SITS day!

    • Yes, and the yogurt almost tastes just the same 🙂 I sometimes sub greek yogurt for milk. I once ran out of milk and used it to make a box of cornbread. It turned out so moist! 🙂
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  2. ygladney Says:

    I love Tuna Salad, and in my opinion, the mustard, celery and onions really make it. I will have to try it with the Greek yogurt and leave out the pickled relish! Maybe add a little egg for protein.

    You look fabulous and have encouraged me to try that much harder!

    Thank you Beautiful and Happy SITS Day!

  3. Great share I love tuna!!

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