How to make tuna salad is really easy. Today we are sharing a quick and simple salad recipe!
This salad is one of those simple things in life because it is easy to make, fast, low carb and delicious. Ready to learn how to make the best low carb tuna salad? Join me in the bistro kitchen!
There are a lot of ways to make tuna salad. The secret to a good salad is to not saturate it with a ton of mayonnaise but just enough to enhance the flavor.
Tuna is a great ingredient when you grill it on the barbecue. It also works great in a salad. You can use it as the main ingredient.
This is a very cheap salad recipe. The cost of a can of tuna is really low. It also fits great in a keto diet or low carb lifestyle.
It only contains 6.6 grams of carbohydrates. So if you are on a low carb or Keto diet you can definitely eat this salad.
Tuna salad ingredients
This easy salad contains a number of ingredients. Most of them are in your kitchen pantry. You need the following ingredients:
- Can of tuna
- Yogurt or sour cream
- Small red onion
- Dried parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to make tuna salad
To make this recipe all you need is a bowl and a spoon or fork. Start with finely chopping the onion, pickle, and chives.
Drain a can of tuna and put the tuna in a big bowl. Shred the tuna. Then add the finely diced onion, pickle, and chives.
Boil the egg for 7 minutes, drain and put it in ice-cold water. Peel the shell and finely chop the egg and add it to the salad.
Add the mayonnaise, mustard, and yogurt to the bowl. Now combine all the ingredients and stir them together.
Just take a fork and stir the ingredients into a salad. As a final step sprinkle lemon juice on the salad to give it a fresh taste.
If you like a rustic salad leave the tuna chunky else if stir it through so it will become a very smooth salad.
Your salad is ready to serve.
How long is tuna salad good for?
To maximize the shelf life of tuna salad for safety and quality, refrigerate it in an airtight container.
Properly stored, tuna salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
What can I substitute mayonnaise for in tuna salad?
You can substitute mayonnaise for yogurt. Take food that is similar in texture. Yogurt and mayonnaise have a similar texture and both have a tangy flavor.
Besides yogurt, you can also use sour cream or quark to substitute for mayonnaise in your salad.
Use canned tuna
In this recipe we use canned tuna however we use canned tuna in water instead of canned tuna in olive oil.
Canned tuna in olive oil has a lot of added calories.
Ingredient options to add to this salad
This is just a basic salad if you want you can add many options, like:
- Red onion
- White onion
- Finely diced red or green bell pepper
- Fresh tomatoes
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Granny Smith apple
What to eat with this salad
You can eat this salad all by itself but you can also serve it with:
- Toast – just but a couple of slices in a toaster
- Baguette – is great to eat with this salad
- Dinner rolls – are also great to serve with tuna salad
- Crackers – are also great to eat with tuna salad
- Soft tortilla – as the tortilla can be eaten with everything
Have fun making this healthy salad!
- 160-gram tuna
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- Small red onion finely diced
- 1 pickle finely diced
- 1 tablespoons parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Boil the egg for 7 minutes, drain and put it in ice-cold water. Peel the shell and finely chop the egg and add it to the salad
- Drain the can of tuna and put it in a bowl. Pull the tuna apart
Add the diced onion, pickle and parsley
- Then add the mayonnaise, mustard, and yogurt in the bowl as well
- Combining all the ingredients together. Just use a fork and stir the ingredients into a salad
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g