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tuna salad recipe

Easy Tuna Salad Recipe

Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna, tuna fish, tuna salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 404 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

Start with the best quality tuna and add crunchy, sweet, and tangy ingredients to make the best tuna salad recipe ever.



  • 10 ounces skipjack or chunk light tuna
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ cup celery finely sliced
  • 5-7 kalamata olives pitted & chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 leaves of lacinato kale stem removed & finely chopped
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground or Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • ¾ teaspoon tamari soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Few cracks of pepper


  1. Drain the tuna very well, it’s best to use tuna packed in water for this recipe. Add the tuna to a large bowl along with the pecans, celery, olives, and raisins. Mix well and break up the tuna. Add the remaining ingredients except the kale and mix very well. Check for seasoning, you may need more lemon juice or salt. Add the kale and mix to incorporate. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Tuna will last for 3-4 days in the fridge, but can't be frozen.


Macros per serving of tuna, recipe makes 3 servings:

404 calories

6.30 grams net carbs(1.6 grams w/o raisins)

8.6 grams total carbs(3.2 grams w/o raisins)

31 grams of fat

19.5 grams of protein

3.5 grams of fiber

Nutrition Facts
Easy Tuna Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Carbohydrates 8.6g3%
Fiber 3.5g15%
Protein 19.5g39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.