Are you looking for a tuna salad made without mayo? You hit the jackpot! This quick, 4-ingredient healthy tuna salad recipe only takes 5 minutes to make, and is packed with 34 grams of protein per serving. The perfect post-workout snack!
One thing that we’ve been focusing on this year is refueling properly after workouts. This means more protein and hopefully less sugar. We’re big energy ball fans over here, which are a bit higher in sugar, so this healthy tuna salad has been a great alternative.
I’m quick to grab a piece of fruit or a ball after a strength training workout, but what I should really be refueling with is PROTEIN. That’s where this amazing healthy tuna salad recipe comes in!
Healthy Swaps for Tuna Salad
So, what did we use instead of mayo you ask? Greek yogurt! I’m telling you, you won’t miss the mayo at all in this recipe and the Greek yogurt is actually super creamy and delicious. Here’s what you’ll need:
Healthy Tuna Salad Ingredients
- Canned tuna
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Lemon juice
Seriously, that’s it! So, the next time you want to make a high-protein snack make tuna salad, no mayo is needed to get that delicious tuna salad flavor you love!
How to Make Healthy Tuna Salad
This recipe could not be easier! All you need to do is place all your ingredients in a bowl and mix together until everything is combined evenly. Then, enjoy with a fork or your favorite healthy scooping snack like:
- Pita chips
- Sliced cucumber
- In a lettuce wrap
This recipe is easy enough to whip up at the office during lunch, but we love love love meal-prepping a large batch of this at the beginning of the week to have on hand for snacks, lunches and post-workout refuels.
This recipe will keep in your fridge for 5 days, just enough time to enjoy it throughout your work week 😀
- 1 can tuna in water
- 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chives, finely diced
- juice from 2 lemon wedges
- salt and pepper to taste
- For serving: crackers or toast
- Place all ingredients into a small bowl and mix. Enjoy with whole grain crackers, toast or as a lettuce wrap!
Tips & Notes
Will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1 Calories: 196 Sugar: 2 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 6 Protein: 34
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