Dairy-Free No-Mayo Tuna Salad
This elevated no-mayo high-protein tuna salad is packed with avocado, egg and crunchy celery, cornichons and green apple
Why you will love this recipe:
- canned tuna
- purple onion
- hard boiled egg
- dried cranberries OR green apple
- celery salt & ground pepper
How to make no mayo high protein tuna salad:
Boil an egg for 9 minutes. Chill. Flake the tuna with a fork to break up into small pieces. Add into the tuna, celery salt & pepper, chopped celery, chickpeas, chopped cornichons, dried cranberries, chopped purple onion and finally the cooled hard boiled egg and avocado and finally a squeeze of lemon juice. Stir the entire mixture lightly with a fork. Chill for 30 minutes.
Other ways you can improve or alter this recipe:
- Use other tinned fish- salmon, smoked trout and mackerel are ideal. Sardines may be a bit “too fishy” for this recipe.
- Leftover cod, halibut, or whitefish make a great substitute
- Add cream cheese for a smooth texture
- Finely chopped carrots are a great substitute for celery or gherkins
- Omit the cranberries if you want to have a lower sugar recipe
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How to store leftovers:
Store leftover No mayo high protein tuna salad in an air tight glass or plastic container. I find glass works best because the fish smell does not permeate the container. This salad does not freeze well.
Frequently asked questions:
Each serving has 19.6 grams of protein, 19.7 g carbs, 9.6 g fat (2.4 g sat fat), 502.4 mg sodium, 9.5g sugar, 464.2mg potassium, 18.3% daily vitamin C
This recipe will last up to 3 days in the fridge. The avocado will begin to brown if you do not add enough lemon juice.
Adding 2 hard boiled eggs, more tuna or cooked lentils will add more protein.
A chopped up green apple will add great crunch and sweetness to this salad.