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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 190.3
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.8 mg
  • Sodium: 695.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 32.5 g

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The BEST Tuna Salad

Submitted by: GORGEOUS26
The BEST Tuna Salad

Introduction

This flavorful tuna salad is made with cottage cheese and yogurt, not mayo. This flavorful tuna salad is made with cottage cheese and yogurt, not mayo.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 can albacore tuna
    2/3 cup non-fat cottage cheese
    4 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
    1/4 small red onion, chopped finely
    1 stalk celery, chopped finely
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    splash of lemon juice
    pinch or two of dill

Tips

To change up the flavor, swap the dill for tarragon or thyme.


Directions

This beats the socks off any and all tuna salads I have ever had. And it's healthier too! By the way, I make lunches for my whole week of work so I usually triple the recipe and it makes six sandwiches.

Just throw into a bowl, give it a good mix and ENJOY!






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  • 43 of 43 people found this review helpful
    I make this recipe with normal tuna instead of albacore. I've also made it with water chestnuts & green onions instead of celery. I decreased the cottage cheese (because of the sodium) & I use non-fat plain greek yogurt. This is fabulous on cucumber rounds instead of bread! - 1/23/11

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    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    I blended the cottage cheese first to make it more creamy...it was great! - 8/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I love mayo-based anything, so I was a bit skeptical of this, but it was SO DELICIOUS, super healthy, so much protein! I used lime juice instead of lemon, apples instead of celery, no dill, and a tiny bit of Lawry's seasoned salt. OMG Yummy!! - 2/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Beautiful! Delicious, super-easy, healthful. At first missed lemon juice & accidentally heavy on cottage cheese & onion. After tasting, splash (~tsp) lemon juice, more dill (total 1.25 tsp), seasoned salt & fresh black pepper. Extraodinary. Strongly recommend start w/ original (dill!) THANKS - 3/30/12

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    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I did not have dill so I added minced dill pickle. I started with 2 TBS of FF Greek Yogurt and 1/3 C FF cottage cheese and found it to be more than sufficient. Thanks so much for this recipe--it is a keeper! - 10/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    this was strangely yummy. i hate mayo, but i will tolerate it in things like tuna salad but it still grosses me out that its in there. now i can have tuna salad without mayo!

    very yummy, i added salt and pepper. this will be made again for sure. so happy to not have to rely on mayo! thank you! - 5/5/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I used part-skim ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and non=fat greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt. Also added a few carrots(just because).Used regular mustard because i didn't have Dijon.Still delicious I have been looking for a alternative for tuna salad and this is it! Thanks GORGEOUS26! - 8/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I would never have thought of this combination in a million years, but it is GREAT! The yogurt gives it a special tang. I had no dill the second time I made it and tried basil instead. Yummy! I made it a third time and added a can of drained navy beans and a second can of tuna. It was great! - 3/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Cottage cheese, huh? This was/is very good and a keeper. To the previous poster, I don't believe the recipe counts for the pictured bread its served on. For an additional 90 calories, I used weight watchers rye bread. - 9/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    EXTRAORDINARY! This was BEYOND amazing! Thank you so much for posting this! I can see how either you love it or hate it, as it's very unconventional, but the combination of flavors in this make this my new fave lunch! You can TASTE how healthy it is! DELICIOUS! - 9/20/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight with some tweaks.. added relish and apples, changed dijon to honey mustard. Had maybe 1/5 of the recipe (it made a lot!) on some bread with spinach and provolone. Delicious - 1/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made with regular tuna served on top of tossed salad with cucumbers for lunch. Big hit with everyone. - 9/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I don't usually rate recipes, but this was AMAZING! Exactly what I was looking for!

    Thanks! - 2/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious, and so easy to make! - 6/4/11

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was surprisingly good. I made it for lunch at work and people asked me what it was.. I liked it and would make it again. - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We'll definitely make this again; it's great! - 1/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Okay, I was very skeptical (especially after making brownies made out of beans...yuck), but WOW..... It is sooo good!! Way more flavorful than just the typical tuna salad with mayo. When you said the Best tuna salad, you weren't kidding. Thanks so much for sharing!! - 8/6/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I looked at the nutritional breakdown of this recipe because the recipe says "1 can tuna." The size is 2.5 oz can. I don't thnk I've ever found a can that small. The dressing is great. I'm using it as a veggie dip. - 7/1/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    me and my husband enjoyed this new way of eating tuna. Yummm - 9/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this even though I prefer a bit more flavor. - 8/27/12

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    delicious! thanks! - 7/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thank you! There are SO many variations you can make with this to change up the flavors too... this is awesome! :o) - 6/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It sounds amazing! did you try making it with fat free cottage cheese and yogurt? with all the flavors, i couldn't tell the difference - 4/21/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    FYI for Diane7786: The recipe breakdown was for 1 serving and this makes 2 servings so you would use a 5 ounce can of tuna. Hope that clarifies it for you. - 8/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I luv this,it sounds perfect. - 8/31/12

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