I am not a big seafood person. With the exception of tacos, I hardly eat fish. Mostly because I just don’t like it much. I want to love it, but I just don’t most of the time.
But tuna salad is different. It must be that it’s slathered in mayonnaise and seasonings to come together and taste amazing.
I was experimenting with the keto diet for a couple of hours one day and in preparing for that, I stocked up on cans of tuna due to its low carb/high protein content. When I started eating this tuna salad, it quickly became my most favorite breakfast. About as fast as I got over the keto diet, I made tuna salad on sweet potato toast my favorite breakfast.
This is also delicious over a bowl of lettuce. When you do that, add an extra tablespoon or two of mayonnaise and don’t use any salad dressing.
This recipe is so simple and fast to put together and could be added to this list of paleo back up meal ideas since it comes together just as fast and with little effort.
The recipe calls for one can of tuna. When topped on a salad or over sweet potato toast, it feeds two people (though, I’m not going to lie, I have been known to eat the whole thing in one sitting). Feel free to double/triple if you need to feed more.
I use dill in the recipe to create a pickle like taste with fresh cucumbers. This salad is creamy and has the perfect tuna salad taste. Try it on sweet potato toast and you won’t be disappointed.
What are your thoughts on tuna salad? Love it? Hate it? Do you eat seafood?Print
An easy and delicious tuna salad recipe that can be thrown together fast for lunch or dinner.
- 1 5oz can of tuna (in water)
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 tsp of yellow mustard
- 1/2 cup diced cucumbers
- 1/4 cup diced red or yellow onions
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon paleo mayonnaise*
- Salt to taste
- Lettuce and/or sweet potatoes for a salad/sandwich
- Drain tuna and add to a medium bowl.
- chop onions and cucumbers and add to the bowl.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir until everything is well mixed together.
- Take a taste and add salt as needed.
- Add to chopped romaine lettuce or sweet potato toast**
*Primal Kitchen makes a great paleo mayo, but you can also make your own.
**For sweet potato toast, wash and cut a sweet potato lengthwise about 1/4″ thick. Place on parchment paper and bake on 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
Since everyone enjoys their tuna salad differently, nutrition facts are just for the tuna salad mix and don’t include sweet potato.
- Prep Time: 15
- Category: dinner, lunch
- Method: no cook
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 359
- Sugar: 11.9g
- Sodium: 241.1mg
- Fat: 23.4g
- Saturated Fat: 3.9g
- Carbohydrates: 16.5g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Protein: 21.3g
- Cholesterol: 47.7mg
Keywords: paleo tuna salad