All-the-Flavors Creamy Tuna Salad Recipe for Lunch or Meal Prep by bitrecipes

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All-the-Flavors Creamy Tuna Salad Recipe for Lunch or Meal Prep

This easy tuna salad recipe is packed with flavor, and it's a great meal prep option, too. Pack the tuna salad in individual airtight containers, grab some crackers or a couple slices of bread or serve over lettuce and you're good to go.

To make this creamy, gluten-free tuna salad recipe you will need canned tuna, celery, red onion, pickle relish, fresh parsley, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice (fresh is best) and olive oil.

This tuna salad has all the flavors and textures: creamy, crunchy, sweet, sour, tart and tangy. Serve this easy tuna salad for lunch or for dinner with a side salad or big bowl of soup. Not only are you getting the health benefits of tuna, but you don't have to turn on the stovetop or oven.

Serve this delicious salad recipe for lunch or as a light dinner with a side of crackers or bread.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 cans (5 ounces each) tuna, drained and flaked with a fork  
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion (see Recipe Notes)
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish or finely chopped bread and butter pickles
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (up to 1/2 cup for creamier tuna)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

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Recipe Notes

  • Soak the red onions in cold water for five minutes to take away the bite.
  • You can use water- or oil-packed tuna.
  • Store the tuna salad in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the tuna into a bowl. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 340

Total Fat: 22.8g

Saturated Fat: 3.6g

Cholesterol: 17mg

Sodium: 587mg

Total Carbohydrate: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 3.6g

Total Sugars: 12.9g

Protein: 16g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 88mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 582mg

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Donna John
Yum! I like to eat my tuna salad with potato chips. :-) bitrecipes
This sounds like a perfect summer meal. 😋
Elisa Schmitz
Oh, cool. I love dairy-free recipes like this, thank you! #yum

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