Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe: This Tangy Tuna Salad Is Deliciously Dairy Free by Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds

Sandwiches Lunch
a year ago
Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe: This Tangy Tuna Salad Is Deliciously Dairy Free

My Tia Margarita (Aunt Margie, in English) was the first person to introduce me to tuna salad. While staying with her in Brooklyn, N.Y., as a child, she gave me a “splurge” meal that she made clear was only for special occasions: a decadent tuna salad sandwich. One bite of the flaky fish and crunchy celery bits all bathed in mayo, and I was hooked.

These days, I try to stick to an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet. Part of that means little-to-no dairy. So I came up with a Mediterranean tuna salad recipe that the hubs and I are becoming addicted to. It’s so easy, so lemony and so good, and ready in only about five minutes.

Cuisine: American 
Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 0 minutes 
Total Time: 5 minutes


Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the tuna in a bowl. 
  2. Add the olive oil, capers, lemon juice, seasonings and celery, if using. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve on whole-wheat toast, crackers or in an avocado. Garnish with tomato, if desired. Makes two sandwiches.

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Donna John
Yum! I have everything to make this. Think I'll be having lunch today. :-) Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
It's so good, we don't even miss the mayo. I hope you enjoy it, Donna John !
Nice refreshing change of pace.

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