Mediterranean Sweet Heat Tuna Salad Recipe (No Mayonnaise) by 30Seconds Food

Mediterranean Sweet Heat Tuna Salad Recipe (No Mayonnaise)

Tuna salad is a classic. Tuna salad recipes always get a lot of attention – from our avocado tuna salad to cranberry apple tuna salad to Mediterranean tuna salad. Tuna salad can be made in so many different ways and can be eaten for lunch or as a light dinner. You can make sandwiches or wraps with tuna salad, or serve it on a bed or lettuce with other healthy salad ingredients. (Read about the health benefits of tuna.)

This easy sweet heat tuna salad recipe doesn't have mayonnaise in it and has an explosion of interesting, contrasting flavors. The tuna salad gets a little heat from ground cayenne and some sweetness from brown sugar and grated carrot. You're going to love it.

For this low-sodium tuna salad recipe you'll need canned tuna (water-packed or oil-packed tuna will work, so use what you like), carrots, green onions, olive oil, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ground cayenne, garlic powder and smoked paprika. Mix the ingredients together, season with salt and black pepper, and it's ready to roll.

Serve this sweet heat tuna salad as a sandwich or over lettuce for lunch or dinner. You could even stuff into a wrap!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


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Recipe Notes

  • Add some crushed red pepper flakes for even more kick.
  • You can use tuna in water or tuna in oil for this recipe. The nutritional information was calculated with tuna in water.
  • Store any leftover tuna salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 394

Total Fat: 15.6g

Saturated Fat: 2.4g

Cholesterol: 53mg

Sodium: 135mg

Total Carbohydrate: 11.7g

Dietary Fiber: 2.6g

Total Sugars: 7g

Protein: 46.1g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 47mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 683mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Wow, serious flavor combination here. Love that it’s mayo free, too! #yum
Jan Mostrom
Love the interesting combo of flavors! So cool bc I love mayo alternatives!

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