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Healthy Tuna Salad

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Making this easy and fresh healthy tuna salad is a breeze. It’s a mayo free recipe that is great for healthy lunches, snacking, and more! 

This is one of those tuna salad recipes that you will never get sick of! If you need a Weight Watchers tuna salad this is also a great choice because of the lack of mayonnaise and plethora of healthy wholesome ingredients. Check out details on that below.

Of course, when it comes to making quick lunches or after school or work snacks a simple tuna salad recipe is great because you can pair it with a variety of options for dipping, wraps, sandwiches, and more. Something for everyone to enjoy!

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This is one of those recipes that is very versatile. I love making this for snacks for after work or school, it’s also a really great lunch recipe. If you need something quick and easy to serve for a weeknight dinner this is also a simple meal that is family friendly.

We serve this up with veggies, with crackers, or on wraps and sandwiches. It’s super simple to throw some on an open faced sandwich and toast it in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes to make a tuna melt too!

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Does this tuna salad recipe use mayonnaise?

This tuna salad does not use any mayonnaise. It’s a simple and wholesome substitue that doesn’t require any fancy maneuvering on your part. We will use lemon juice, olive oil, and seasonings along with some avocado to make this a creamy recipe without any added calories, fat, or unhealthy ingredients.

If you are like me and sometimes just really hate mayonnaise, this is a great option because you don’t have to come up with a way to swap out the mayo. It’s just not there to begin with, makes things nice and easy if you are or have picky eaters in the house.

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Ingredients for tuna salad:

Cucumber, avocado, red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, canned tuna in water, and lemon pepper seasoning are all you need to make this delicious and healthy tuna salad. 

Don’t forget that you can always find the full list of ingredients with measurements in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. There’s also shopping links, nutritional estimates, notes, and step by step instructions there as well! A very helpful resource, be sure to check it out.

ingredients needed to make healthy tuna salad.

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:

Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from a good skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!

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How to make a simple tuna salad recipe:

This recipe is really simple. We only have about four steps between the start and enjoying a delicious and healthy tuna salad. Let’s dive on in and take a look at the step by step guide for whipping up a Weight Watchers lunch, snack, or even no heat required dinner recipe!

ingredients in a bowl ready to be mixed with dressing.

In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, avocado and red onion. Stir until avocado begins to soften.

dressing added to the mixture.

Combine the lemon juice and olive oil, then sprinkle over the veggie mixture. Stir to coat completely.

tuna added to bowl.

Break up the tuna and then stir into the salad.

lemon pepper added to the bowl.

Season to taste with the lemon pepper seasoning.

close up of finished salad ready to eat.

Is this a Weight Watchers tuna salad?

Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay without your points ranges for the day / week.

Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredients / brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!

We estimate that this recipe will be between about 2 and 4 points per serving on Personal Points depending on how your plans are set up.

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More delicious tuna recipes to try:

If you like using canned tuna in your favorite recipes you will definitely want to check out some of these other options. Tuna is a healthy and easy to store protein option, not to mention it’s cheap and easily accessible in most places. This makes it a great option to work into your Weight Watchers (or general healthy living) plans!

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Printable Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe:

Yield: 4 Servings

Healthy Tuna Salad

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Making this easy and fun healthy tuna salad is a breeze. It's a mayo free recipe which is great for healthy lunches, snacking, and more! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cucumber, sliced and halved
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 5oz Canned Tuna, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, avocado and red onion. Stir until avocado begins to soften.
  2. Combine the lemon juice and olive oil, then sprinkle over the veggie mixture. Stir to coat completely.
  3. Break up the tuna and then stir into the salad.
  4. Season to taste with the lemon pepper seasoning.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 171Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 15mgSodium 364mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 10g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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Ann

Thursday 5th of May 2022

Thanks for this great recipe. What is the portion size or is the whole recipe for one serving.

I too am struggling with the new Personal Points Program. I did well on the Program before the colors (blue green and purple) program having lost 30 pounds. I’m pretty much just winging it now.

Michele Brosius

Monday 9th of May 2022

Winging it sounds like a good plan! THe serving size for this recipe is YIELD: 4 SERVINGS. Thanks! Michele

This recipe or post is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers or myWW Program.

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