Tuna Salad (No Mayo)

Looking for a quick, nutritious, and delicious meal? Look no further than this delightful tuna salad recipe! Packed with protein-rich tuna, crisp apples, and crunchy celery, this salad is not only bursting with flavor but also offers a refreshing twist on a classic favorite. The addition of creamy yogurt and zesty green spring onion elevates the taste profile, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that will tantalize your taste buds.

Simple to prepare and bursting with wholesome ingredients, this tuna salad is perfect for a light lunch, a satisfying snack, or a flavorful addition to any meal. Let’s dive into the recipe and whip up a bowl of goodness in minutes!

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Tuna Salad (No Mayo)

This simple and fresh take on tuna salad uses plain yogurt in place of mayo, crisp apple, crunchy celery, and green onion.
Servings 1 person
Calories 218 kcal


  • 1 5 ounce can tuna
  • 1 stalk diced celery
  • 1 shoot sliced green onion
  • 1/2 diced apple green nice but any crisp flavored apple
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large/deep soup bowl or larger and enjoy!


  • Serve

    Delicious with shredded wheat Triscuit type crackers, on a sandwich, or however you like your tuna salad!
  • Leftovers

    Can be refrigerated for up to two to three days.
  • Alternatives to Yogurt

    Mayo, avocado, or Greek yogurt are good alternatives to the yogurt.
  • Number of People

    The recipe is for one, but you can easily double or triple it based on your needs.


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 34gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 415mgPotassium: 534mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 3mg
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ingredients for tuna salad, 1 five ounce can tuna, apple, plain yogurt, celery, green onion, salt and pepper
1 five ounce can tuna, plain yogurt, apple, celery, green onion, and salt and pepper
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Anne Marie Berggren RDN, MS, CDN, CNSC is a Registered Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Nutrition, training in integrative and functional nutrition, nutrition for mental health, obesity and weight management, is a board certified nutrition support clinician, and an adjunct professor for the Stony Brook Graduate Nutrition Program teaching advanced clinical nutrition.

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