Healthy "No Mayo" Tuna Salad

Awesome new "no-mayo" tuna recipe that tastes great without the extra fat and calories from all that mayonnaise!  Fantastic healthy and affordable lunch!

 healthy tuna salad made with no mayonnaise!  Light, fresh dressing made with greek yogurt, lime, and cilantro! - by homemade nutrition -

Tuna is a great healthy stand-by that is affordable, packed with protein, and satisfying.  The problem is most of us have grown up on the traditional mayo-pickle relish version of tuna salad (which don't get me wrong, tastes delicious), but packs on quite a bit of extra fat and calories we don't really need.

That's why I've created a no-mayo version using Greek yogurt!  I know, right now some of you are making those "Eww - Greek yogurt in my tuna!" faces, but trust me!  It's such a good replacement and by adding amazing fresh flavors from lime juice, cilantro, and mild green onions, this salad is bright, flavorful, and does NOT taste like yogurt.  :)  And by using that  yogurt instead of the mayonnaise, you'll be saving any where from 120-300 extra calories that would otherwise be swimming around in your tuna!

Tuna really is an nice healthy protein option.  Plus, it's already cooked so it is literally one of the easiest foods to prepare.  As far as tuna packed in water or oil, choose the one you like better.  Some people are just fine with the water, but others love the extra flavor and texture in the oil-packed tuna.  Either way, you're going to drain it well, so go with your personal preference.  Nutrition-wise, it won't make a huge difference!

This recipe is a perfect healthy, affordable lunch.  You can make the tuna one evening and enjoy it for lunch for two days during the week.  You could also whip this up for a quick dinner that is even faster than driving through somewhere, not to mention so much better for you!

healthy no-mayo tuna salad! so light and quick with bright flavors! - by homemade nutrition -

No-Mayo Tuna Salad

Makes 2 servings


  • 1 5-ounce can tuna packed in oil or water, drained well
  • 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice (about ½ small lime)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except the tuna. Then flake the tuna into the bowl and mix everything together.
  2. Serve with whole grain crackers, on a multigrain wrap, or over a bed of romaine with avocado and tomato. Enjoy!

Happy Eating!


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